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How Gambling Works

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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 is proud to be part of every community in British Columbia. From fun, entertainment and great prizes, to rewarding jobs and community funding, the benefits of our business are province-wide.

Over 28 years, BCLC has generated more than $15.7 billion in net income to fund provincial, municipal and community programs.

In 2012/13, $84.5 million was delivered to 31 local governments who host gambling facilities, helping fund municipal projects. In addition, $706.8 million went to the Province for public services, $147.3 million to the Province’s Health Special Account for health care, research, education and promotion of health issues and $135 million to 5,000 charities and community organizations for programs and initiatives in arts and culture, sports, public safety, environment, and human and social services programs. BCLC works for British Columbians every day and it’s gratifying to hear stories from communities that have benefited from gambling proceeds whether through an arena or aquatic centre, a skate park or community programming.

87¢ of every dollar gambled goes back into B.C.