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Another mil-plus from gaming venue

Coquitlam reaped $7.4 million in 2012 as host to Boulevard Casino. - photo SUBMITTED
Coquitlam reaped $7.4 million in 2012 as host to Boulevard Casino.
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Coquitlam wrapped up 2012 with a million-dollar jackpot from the Boulevard Casino.

The last quarter of the year yielded $1.7 million for Coquitlam as host city to the United Boulevard gaming venue. The previous three quarters brought in $5.7 million, making the year-end total $7.5 million — slightly up from 2011.

Since Great Canadian Casino opened Boulevard in 2002, the city has collected $87 million as part of its 10% cut of profits.

Most of that money is spent on major capital projects; the city also puts 12.5% into a community fund for local non-profit groups.

Last fall, city council handed out more than $400,000 to non-profit community and sporting organizations in annual Spirit and Active grants.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

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