Conflict of interest: Former BCLC’s head joins a Casino company as president

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Vancouver: The former head of the B.C. Lottery Corporation has taken a job as the CEO of the company that will own the proposed new casino in downtown Vancouver. NDP’s gaming critic Shane Simpson has raised the concern about the conflict of interest. He said, “Michael Graydon is jumping right into a role where his inside knowledge could provide a huge benefit for a private company. Also this is a new casino proposal that presumably BCLC has helped negotiate the terms for. The optics are terrible”. The proposed $535-million casino complex will be build beside BC Place in downtown Vancouver.