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Learn how skill and knowledge factor into games of chance

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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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Let’s play responsibly!

Most adult British Columbians gamble at least once a year whether they buy a lottery ticket, bet in a casino, or gamble online. BCLC, along with the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program, is committed to raising awareness and understanding of gambling to help you make informed and healthy decisions.

Between February and April, visit us in a community near you for tips on how to keep gambling safe and fun.

Greater Victoria | February 14 - 20
 
  • View Royal Casino | Monday, February 15, 12pm - 4pm
  • Victoria Royals Hockey Game | Friday, February 19 at 7pm 

Thank you to our Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Greater Victoria Sponsor: 

 

 

Chilliwack | February 21 - 27
 
  • Chances Chilliwack | Monday, February 22, 12pm - 4pm
  • Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey Game | Saturday, February 27 at 7pm 

Thank you to our Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Chilliwack Sponsor: 

 

 

Kamloops | February 28 - March 5
 
  • Cascades Kamloops | Sunday, February 28, 12pm - 4pm
  • Chances Kamloops | Thursday, March 3 12pm - 4pm
  • Kamloops Blazers Hockey Game | Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm 

Thank you to our Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Kamloops Sponsors: 

 

 

Kelowna | March 6 - 12
 
  • Chances Kelowna | Tuesday, March 8, 12pm - 4pm
  • Lake City Kelowna Casino  | Thursday, March 10 12pm - 4pm
  • Kelowna Rockets Hockey Game | Friday, March 11 at 7pm 

Thank you to our Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Kelowna Sponsors: 

 

     

 

Richmond | March 13 to 19

  • River Rock Casino | Tuesday, March 15, 12pm - 4pm
  • Pub Night | Pioneers Pub | Thursday, March 17 at 7pm 
  • Thank you to our Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Richmond Sponsor: 

     

     

    Fort St. John | April 3 - 9
     
    • Pub Night | Just Jacks, Pomeroy Hotel | Wednesday, April 4, 6pm - 9pm
    • Chances Fort St. John | Thursday, April 7, 6pm - 9pm
    • Fort St. John Tradeshow | Friday, April 8, 5pm - 10pm | Saturday, April 9, 10am - 9pm |  Sunday, April 10, 11am - 5pm

    Thank you to our Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Fort St. John Sponsor: 

     

     

     

    Not able to attend? Help and information is just a click away.

    The official site of BCLC’s responsible gambling program, GameSense, offers a variety of player resources to help keep gambling safe and fun. Links to many other resources, such as the Voluntary Self-Exclusion and GameSense for Parents programs are also provided. Check out some of the resources below:

    The BC Responsible and Problem Gambling site provides information on responsible gambling, prevention and education, and resources for getting help within the province of British Columbia.

    Enter for a chance to win

    Keep gambling safe and fun by balancing it with other entertainment activities. To help, enter for our Facebook contest for a chance to win 1 of 2 Out N' About prize packs that will keep you entertained and active in B.C.

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