As my regular readers know, I have spent a fair number of pixels reporting on the shady business practices of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, owner of four Seattle-area mini-casinos. For the most part, the local media has caved to threats of a Canadian libel suit, and refused to report on allegations of loan sharking, profit skimming, prostitution, mob connections, drugs, rape and other crimes at their casinos in B.C. and abroad.
One reporter even privately pooh-poohed my efforts to brand the recently defeated I-892 a “Great Canadian Initiative.” He said I was “reaching.”
Well, reach for this:
Great Canadian Gaming will analyze the outcome of initiative 892 and will plan a course of action for its operations in the State.
That’s from a press release issued by Great Canadian, discussing the results of their initiative. An initiative that — according to reliable sources — came about after Tim Eyman met with Great Canadian Executives.
Tim is already talking about a sequel:
On I-892, Eyman said it’s clear voters had concerns about the measure, and he intends to address those in a new initiative that “maintains 892’s positive aspects” and addresses the concerns.
I suppose that means that son-of-892 won’t legalize slot machines?
Not bloody likely. We all know that initiative whore Eyman fronted this gambling initiative for the money. And we all know that there is so much money to be made off slots, that Great Canadian is not going to let this issue die.
So I’m not going to let the story about pimping, loan-shark-infested Great Canadian die either. In fact, the story keeps getting better and better.
This week, Texas-based Allegiance Capital is up in Vancouver preparing to file their racketeering lawsuit in Canadian courts… and they don’t appear to be too worried about the libel suit Great Canadian has filed against them.
See, under Canadian law, the burden of proof is on the accused. And let’s just say that Allegiance won’t find it such a burden.
I’ve got the dirt on Great Canadian — including allegations of loan sharking and dealers cheating at their Washington state casinos. And I’m going to enjoy sharing it with you as I verify the details.