Re. "Drop in casino revenue hits Coquitlam coffers" (The Tri-City News, May 16).
I read with interest the story "Drop in casino revenue hits Coquitlam coffers." I wonder if reporter Gary McKenna had the opportunity to investigate whether the recent elimination of poker at the casino, which happened around the same time frame, was a factor?
It is worth noting that Richmond's River Rock, Burnaby's Grand Villa and Vancouver's Parq casinos still have poker and poker tables are a big draw for high rollers.
There was even a Twitter account that notified users of waiting list status for the poker tables at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam and there is, indeed, a waiting list at every poker room in the area.
I wonder if reinstating poker or opening a card room at the Hard Rock would remediate the budget shortfall immediately?
Alexandra Chauran, Port Moody