Tag Archives: Paragon Gaming
- Vancouver’s newest and biggest casino gets opening date
September 11, 2017
The city of Vancouver’s newest and largest casino finally gets an opening date after lengthy delays and much controversy. This month will witness the grand opening of the new Parq Vancouver casino hotel, the $700m project by Nevada-based Paragon Gaming. The Parq, which originally targeted a 2016 opening, will hold...
- BCLC picks Victoria to host new casino; Edgewater Casino stingy with the paddles
July 12, 2016
British Columbia’s provincial gambling monopoly has approved a new brick-and-mortar casino but let’s hope this one is a little less uptight about sharing badly needed medical gear in an emergency. Last week, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) announced that it had selected the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island...
- Irate sports bettor suing BCLC’s Playnow.com over voided Blue Jays bets
October 14, 2015
The Toronto Blue Jays’ late season winning streak left plenty of Canadian baseball fans smiling, but at least one sports bettor is sporting a frown after the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s online sports betting site clipped his wings. BC resident Gregory Butchart recently filed suit in small claims court, accusing...
- Las Vegas Arena closer to completion; Paragon Gaming to manage Westgate
May 29, 2015
Ironworkers placed the final beam on the MGM–AEG Arena in the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, a milestone that occurred two days ahead of schedule. The $375 million arena is owned by the Las Vegas Arena Company, a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and AEG Live. AEG is in...
- GPEB launches expanded review of Paragon Gaming’s BC casino project; development could be scrapped
November 18, 2014
Las Vegas-based casino operator Paragon Gaming has become the subject of an expanded review by the British Columbia Ministry of Finance and the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) to determine whether the development of the Edgewater Casino in Vancouver by Paragon subsidiary Edgewater Casino ULC continues to meet the...
- Graydon misses BCLC repayment deadline; Vancouver ties Paragon’s hands
July 25, 2014
Former British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) president Michael Graydon (pictured) has missed the deadline for paying back a disputed portion of his infamous golden handshake. Graydon abruptly resigned his BCLC post in January only to announce one week later that he’d taken a position with PV Hospitality, a subsidiary of...