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Skill & Knowledge

Learn how skill and knowledge factor into games of chance

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Finding Help

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Finding Help

If you find yourself gambling too much, or if it no longer feels like a game, there’s help if you need it.

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BCLC Media Relations

For all media inquiries, please contact our dedicated media relations line at:

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Voluntary Self-Exclusion

 

 

 

 

BCLC’s Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) program is a resource for people who want to restrict themselves from gambling facilities or PlayNow.com.

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Jackpot Facts

 

What happens when someone wins? Where are Canada's largest wins? 

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Where the
Money Goes

In 2015/16 BCLC delivered record net income of $1.3 billion to government, which helps support communities, health care and education.

 

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Perceptions of Casinos and Crime

Gambling in British Columbia is highly regulated and the Province of British Columbia and BCLC have layers of security and oversight in place to keep casinos safe and enjoyable. 

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Voluntary self-exclusion

BCLC’s Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) program is a resource for people who want to restrict themselves from gambling facilities or PlayNow.com.

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How are Lottery Numbers Drawn?

Here's an introduction to how lottery draws take place! 

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By the numbers: Lotto 6/49 celebrates 35 winning years

Lotto 6/49 is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017! To mark the milestone, we are sharing our top Lotto 6/49 winning facts for B.C.!

PlayNow.com in B.C.

PlayNow.com offers a safe and secure online gambling experience on a state of the art gaming platform.

Jackpot Facts

Last year we paid lottery prize winners more than $659.5 million. That's a lot of dough!

Host Local Government Payments

Each year, local governments that host casinos or community gaming centres receive a share of net gaming income generated by those facilities. 

It's not child's play

Gambling and buying lottery tickets is for adults only, and the Province and BCLC have several measures in place to help prevent minors from gambling.

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Thirty-six Gaming Facilities in BC, as well as PlayNow.com – RG Check Accredited

Thirty-six facilities across the province have achieved RG Check accreditation. This reinforces our commitment to deliver the best possible programs and services to our players.

Where the money goes

We generate over $1 billion every year that supports communities and programs across the province.

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Responsible Gambling in B.C.

BCLC’s mission is to conduct and manage gambling on behalf of the Province in a socially responsible manner. We believe that the more people know, the better equipped they are to make healthy decisions about gambling. 

Community Impact Report 2015/16

An overview of how BCLC proudly serves British Columbians.