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Five-part series

The Big Gamble: B.C.’s complicated relationship with casinos Add to ...

This week, Globe B.C. launches The Big Gamble – a five-part series on casinos and the province’s complicated relationship with them. What were the circumstances of the rise of big gaming players in B.C.? What happens to the more than $1-billion the B.C. Lottery Corp. nets each year? And what does the future hold for first nations that want to play a role, as their counterparts in Alberta and Ontario already do? The answers to these questions and more, plus a look inside the giant River Rock Casino in Richmond, can be found on this page in the coming week. Click the red buttons in the graphic for an index of headlines and/or multimedia for each day's theme.

Interactive by CHRISTOPHER MANZA, MURAT YUKSELIR, MASON WRIGHT AND MICHAEL SNIDER / THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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