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October 27, 2017 3:50 pm

Gambling Pays Off For Casinos in Region

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Prince George, B.C. –  The fiscal year that ended  March 31st of 2017, was a good one for  both the Treasure Cove Casino in Prince George and the Billy Barker Casino in Quesnel.

At the Treasure Cove,  revenue  was up $655 thousand dollars over the previous year  to  total  revenue of  $46,381,000 from slot machines and tables.  Bingo activity at the Treasure Cove was also up over the previous year,  with  revenue of  $9,416,000.00   That’s  $125 thousand more  than  the previous year.

In Quesnel,   the  Billy Barker Casino saw its revenue  increase by $247 thousand to  $8,474,000.  Of that total,  $8,296,000 came from the slots,  and $178,000  from  the tables.

The BC Lottery Corporation says  overall,  gambling ( all forms)  in the Province  generated a net  income of  $1.3 billion dollars.   That  was  $96 million more than  had been budgeted,  and $26 million more than  the previous year.


That’s cause they never pay anything out to the poor saps who continue to donate.

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