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Growing Concerns Over Proposed Move of Camrose Casino to Edmonton

There are growing concerns about plans to relocate the Camrose Casinosouth of Edmonton.

Not only did some feel caught off guard by the proposal and the application, there was also concern that local charities would lose millions of dollars. I have.

There are currently vacant lots along 420 Parsons Road, but plans are underway to transform land near South Edmonton Common into his 16,000-square-foot casino with a 120-room hotel. some alarm bells.

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Neil Richards Is Near I have lived in Summerside in the neighborhood for 20 years. He worries about how the casino will affect traffic on narrow Parsons Road. However, his biggest concern lies in the fact that he only now finds out about the plan.

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Traffic is a nightmare," said Richards. “Nobody said anything about what I knew.

Capital City Casinos was the company that applied for the casino transfer to Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) and was granted permission to transfer the casino. Complied with the requirements.Public knowledge.Published a notice in the newspaper on July 29. Deadline for submission of objections is August 10.- From a group that wants the house not always to win Minute push.

"We should have a fair say, and the majority should have an opinion on what's going on here," Richards said.

Traffic isn't the only concern. Casino charity adviser Evelyn Humphries estimates that Edmonton-area charities will lose at least $6.7 million in the move. The new casino still has a local license, so the Edmonton charity couldn't operate there.

"No one has time to dispute that," said Humphrey. "People will come from Edmonton to play on this and the money will go to Camrose. I think that's unfair."

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According to AGLC, "The proposed relocation would continue to serve the same local charities as it does today."

In a statement to Global News, AGLC said the application is in the second stage of her three-step process.

"(It) takes into account community and stakeholder opinions, market demand, benefits to charities, and impacts on other charitable gaming activities within the community," she said. AGLC said.

Ward Karhiio Coun. Keren Tang says the project caught him off guard.

"I myself am very concerned, and she plans to write a letter with this feedback to the AGLC board," said Tang.

AGLC said a decision on the application is expected later this year. If approved, the casino plans to move in by fall 2024.

Objections to this project may be mailed or emailed to AGLC by August 10th.

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