Nevada Connection To Gambling In Canada

Posted on Tuesday, September 27 at 10:35 by Anonymous
The Nova Scotia gaming service provider's staff were fully aware of how this man was funding his gambling, but did nothing to discourage (regardless of signage posted on slot machines and in washrooms) or prevent him from ruining his life! They always maintain "it is the customer's responsibility to play within their limits." I have written numerous letters to the provincial ministers responsible in Nova Scotia and BC to highlight my concerns. In addition, I have sent letters to federal justice minister Irwin Cotler for his review and possible attention regarding this topic. I have sent copies of those letters to the RCMP Pacific Region headquarters highlighting my concerns in this province. Newspapers in this area are reluctant to report on this topic because they don't have the resources, personnel or desire to do so. They are frightened from doing so because of not being able to prove any accusations? I can understand their reluctance. Gambling in Canada has become a huge source of revenue for governments. This revenue goes largely un-reported to Canadians, unless one digs around a bit. There appears to be a nervousness and a reluctance by politicians to speak to this obvious shady form of tax collection ...... but accept it and waste it, they do. It amounts to $$Billions and Billions$$, every year! Although I cannot prove it, the question has been raised, "how deep does the Nevada gambling interests go into Canadian gambling operations"? Gambling in Nevada has created the ultimate cover-up by telling / convincing us; organized crime has long since been removed from gambling operations in Nevada? They also tell the public that organized crime no longer controls gambling so the "organized professional gaming service consultants" are now free to cross International borders to assist new gaming operations in Canada and throughout the world. Of course they maintain, it is all sanctioned by government, so it has to be legal? If you believe that one, I have a large steel bridge to sell you although you will have to move it from its present location in Brooklyn, New York! It is my opinion this problem has created more hidden devastation than we can imagine. The horror stories are not widely reported. A suicide in the city of Kamloops, BC, was directly attributed to gambling losses in this small city in western Canada. Little play was given to this tragic death. How many other deaths have resulted and how many bankrupt Canadians are out there just because of gambling? I am asking 5th Estate to consider this as a feature story. I am willing to assist if required in any fashion. Organized crime is alive and well in Canada and it isn't just the Hell's Angels who are involved! Barry Campbell British Columbia [phone number withheld] [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on September 27, 2005]

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  1. Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:29 pm
    your nuts!

  2. Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:14 pm
    my nuts?

  3. by avatar Spud
    Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:03 am
    The tax base has shrunk.The governments let the gambling in because they get a cut.It replaces the tax.
    Of course there are going to be problems.But look at it this way.If you are dumb enough to gamble,and actually GIVE your money to the state,hey screw em.People are stupid,stupid stupid.

  4. Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:25 am
    I have no idea about Nevada. In BC, gambling and casino's were brought in regardless of the consensus of the residents. Another case where NO meant yes. Kinda like rape. Campbell is awfully friendly with Americans, so who knows.

  5. Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:37 pm
    The craziest story I've read recently was that some gambling addicts are wearing diapers so they won't have to go to the washroom and miss a few minutes at the slots, or have somebody take over their machine and pull the winning jackpot.

    We have a new gambling place in our neighbouring small town of Williams Lake and when we go to town on our biweekly shopping trips, there are all kinds of vehicles in the parking lots by 10-11 am. Reminds me of my Great Depression childhood in an impoverished Hungary, where the pubs were doing a roaring business, while the kids were starving at home. Ed Deak, Big Lake, BC.

  6. Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:43 pm
    Gambling is like paying a voluntary additional tax. Not only PST, GST or HST. Only dumb people gamble, because of greed.

    Paying tax to Nevada in Canada seems silly. Nevada does not provide any "good" services in Canada.

  7. Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:37 am
    The same thing here at the local bingo palace. Same cars most of the time and for several hours every day. I suppose it beats watching soap operas.

  8. Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:51 pm
    Who do you think owned the Casinos before the recent sale? From the beginning, the Casinos were built and operated by people with gaming experience gained in Los Vegas and Reno with key employees with experience in the Native American casinos or the Mississippi barges. The Casinos in Nova Scotia have changed hands a couple of times -- once when Sheraton sold them to Ceasar's World and again with this sale. Operators still must meet licensing standards and regulation. The take is the same; the "dividends" to the Province are virtually the same but with each sale, the Province hopes to negotiate some beneficial change for its coffers.



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