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Only at a casino, can chips be as slippery as fish


Bob Mackin

An undisclosed number of $5,000 poker chips went missing at River Rock Casino Resort and the Great Canadian Gaming flagship casino worried it wouldn’t have enough for Chinese new year in 2016, according to a Postmedia report. 

Only at a casino, can chips be as slippery as fish. 

theBreaker obtained a copy of an incident report submitted by River Rock to the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch from Sept. 25, which said that an unnamed individual “took $585 chips that belong to other person” during the noon hour.

The staff member who filled out the form did not tick the boxes to indicate whether or not police were called or attended. 

Neither B.C. Lottery Corporation nor the Ministry of the Attorney General responded by theBreaker’s deadline. 

A statement about the incident sent to theBreaker from Great Canadian Gaming said “police were not called based on a request from the player who had their money recovered after our surveillance team had identified who had taken it. The player that took it was barred.”

Meanwhile, Great Canadian’s stock is up again, after Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. chose Great Canadian and Clairvest to operate Casino Brantford, and OLG Slots at the Mohawk Racetrack, Flamboro Downs and Grand River Raceway. 

Great Canadian shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange closed at $34.15 on Dec. 20. They traded at $35.32 on Sept. 18, before tumbling to a fall low of $29.22 on Nov. 10 amid sensational headlines about money laundering by Chinese high rollers at River Rock

Share prices had climbed after the August announcement that OLG chose Great Canadian and Brookfield Business Partners to operate Great Blue Heron Casino and OLG Slots at Woodbine and Ajax Downs racetracks.

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