Casinos are often a source of heated debate: seen by some as a societal scourge, by others a an adult playland.
At a meeting on Wednesday night, hosted by the Surrey Ratepayer's Association at the Pacific Inn hotel in South Surrey, residents aired their concerns while Jim Lightbody, of the BCLC, and Gateway Casinos' James Chen presented their case.
Below is a collection of views from Twitter. We'd like to know what you think. Will this have a negative impact on Surrey, increasing crime and reducing property values? Or will it be beneficial in bringing more people to the city and act as a boon to the property market?