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One of two tickets matching all seven numbers in the June 6 Lotto Max draw was sold in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lotto Max ticket sold in Victoria worth $35 million

Greater Victoria to have its second lottery jackpot winner of the year

 

Everyone who enters a British Columbia casino will soon be required to present government-issued identification, in what the BC Lottery Corporation says is an initiative to support people who have registered for self-exclusion. A poker player twirls his chips while playing his hand during a game at a poker championship in Calgary, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. casinos will require all to show government ID under self-exclusion program

Initiative aimed at supporting people who have registered for self-exclusion

 

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan gave three families the keys to their new homes in Lake Country April 29, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Calendar)

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan lottery in Vernon

50/50 ticket prize building to address housing, being sold at Chamber Expo

 

Sidney resident William Scott Gurney is presented with a cheque for $55 million at Elements Casino in View Royal. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C.’s newest millionaire hits a Vancouver Island record $55M on Lotto Max

Greater Victoria area bookkeeper looking to retire, buy a house with a dock

Sidney resident William Scott Gurney is presented with a cheque for $55 million at Elements Casino in View Royal. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A jackpot-winning Lotto Max ticket was sold in the Saanich North region. (Black Press Media file photo)

$55M winning lottery ticket sold on Vancouver Island

First Lotto Max jackpot win of the year for a ticket purchased in B.C.

A jackpot-winning Lotto Max ticket was sold in the Saanich North region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bob Marjanovich poses with podcast co-host Chris Burns and legendary quarterback Joe Montana in Phoenix ahead of the Super Bowl. (courtesy Bob Marjanovich)

THE MOJ: In a drastic shift, the NFL is gambling on a new way to make money

As for the Moj, his money is on the Eagles in this weekend’s big game

Bob Marjanovich poses with podcast co-host Chris Burns and legendary quarterback Joe Montana in Phoenix ahead of the Super Bowl. (courtesy Bob Marjanovich)
Which of 23 B.C. hospitals will have the first baby of 2023? You can place a bet on which facility if you like. (File photo)

Two Okanagan hospitals among odds for B.C.’s first 2023 baby

Kelowna General and Vernon Jubilee among 23 ranked hospitals of which you can place an online wager

Which of 23 B.C. hospitals will have the first baby of 2023? You can place a bet on which facility if you like. (File photo)
British Columbians can make bets on which hospital will deliver the first baby of 2023, up until Dec. 31 at 6 a.m. (Credit: Pixabay/christianabella)

Betting open on which B.C. hospital will deliver the first baby of 2023

B.C. Women’s Hospital holds the best odds, as usual

British Columbians can make bets on which hospital will deliver the first baby of 2023, up until Dec. 31 at 6 a.m. (Credit: Pixabay/christianabella)
Eden Hazard, left, and Tessa Wullaert, captains of the Belgian men’s and women’s national soccer teams, hold a globe during a farewell ceremony for the Red Devils, the men’s soccer team, at the airport in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The Belgian team leaves for Kuwait where it will play a friendly match on Friday against Egypt and then fly onto Qatar to participate in the World Cup. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Gambling group estimates US will bet $1.8B on World Cup

Survey: Less than 3 in 10 Americans who plan to watch the tournament say they will bet on it

Eden Hazard, left, and Tessa Wullaert, captains of the Belgian men’s and women’s national soccer teams, hold a globe during a farewell ceremony for the Red Devils, the men’s soccer team, at the airport in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The Belgian team leaves for Kuwait where it will play a friendly match on Friday against Egypt and then fly onto Qatar to participate in the World Cup. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
Chances casino in Kelowna. (File photo)

Chances Casino Kelowna has dabbed its last bingo card

Chances Casino Kelowna cancels bingo permanently

Chances casino in Kelowna. (File photo)
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

B.C. money laundering report calls for new law enforcement unit, provincial office

Commissioner estimates billions laundered in B.C. every year

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Joshua and Erralyn Joseph celebrate during a prize presentation ceremony at Casino Nanaimo on Thursday, March 3, when they were handed a cheque for more than $2.1 million after Erralyn hit the jackpot on one of the casino’s slot machines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo woman wins $2.1 million playing casino slots

Jackpot one of richest slot machine wins in B.C. history

Joshua and Erralyn Joseph celebrate during a prize presentation ceremony at Casino Nanaimo on Thursday, March 3, when they were handed a cheque for more than $2.1 million after Erralyn hit the jackpot on one of the casino’s slot machines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Pilot BCLC PlayNow.com sportsbook to open at Chances Kelowna tomorrow (Photo - Shutterstock)

First pilot BCLC sportsbook opens at Chances Kelowna, just in time for the Super Bowl

The pilot sportsbook opens tomorrow at Chances and 12 other pubs around the province

Pilot BCLC PlayNow.com sportsbook to open at Chances Kelowna tomorrow (Photo - Shutterstock)
Joshua Sherman of Lake Country won close to $48,000 playing Lotto 6/49 on Nov. 27, 2021. (BCLC photo)

Lake Country man scores $48K playing Lotto 6/49

A new computer is in store for Joshua Sherman, who bought the ticket at the Lake Country Husky

Joshua Sherman of Lake Country won close to $48,000 playing Lotto 6/49 on Nov. 27, 2021. (BCLC photo)
FILE - A gambler makes a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J., Sept. 5, 2019. A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, released its annual predictions for wagering on pro football's championship game, forecasting that over $7.6 billion will be bet legally and otherwise. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

Bet on it: a lot of money is going to change hands Super Bowl weekend

31 million Americans to bet on their annual football title game, gambling group estimates

FILE - A gambler makes a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J., Sept. 5, 2019. A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, released its annual predictions for wagering on pro football's championship game, forecasting that over $7.6 billion will be bet legally and otherwise. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
Conservative MP Kevin Waugh rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday April 13, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Single-game sports betting about to become legal in Canada

Senate passes bill to take sports gambling away from overseas agencies

Conservative MP Kevin Waugh rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday April 13, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Friday’s Lotto Max draw has reached a record-breaking $120 million in total prizes (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

Lotto Max continues to break records as Friday’s draw reaches $120 million in total prizes

$70-million jackpot plus 50 Maxmillions prize draws up for grabs

Friday’s Lotto Max draw has reached a record-breaking $120 million in total prizes (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw has reached a record-breaking $117 million in total prizes. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

Record-breaking $117 million up for grabs in Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw

$70-million jackpot plus 47 Maxmillions prize draws

Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw has reached a record-breaking $117 million in total prizes. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Peachland resident Philip Chizmazia was in disbelief after winning $25,005.50 playing Keno. (BCLC)

Peachland man scores ‘unbelievable’ $25k Keno win

Philip Chizmazia said he was in ‘utter disbelief’ after the win

Peachland resident Philip Chizmazia was in disbelief after winning $25,005.50 playing Keno. (BCLC)
A dealer slides chips across the blackjack table on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Bangor, Maine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Robert F. Bukaty

Investment Canada approves Great Canadian Gaming’s purchase by U.S. fund

Just three of the company’s 26 casinos remain open

A dealer slides chips across the blackjack table on Friday, March 16, 2012, in Bangor, Maine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Robert F. Bukaty