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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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Profit

One of the ways we benefit the people of B.C. is by generating economic activity in a cost effective and socially responsible way. In other words, we strive to balance profit with "playing it right." After all, we were created more than a quarter century ago to make a positive economic impact on British Columbians. Every year we have succeeded in this mission. In 2013/14 we provided over $1.2 billion to the Province of British Columbia which went back into the economy to support health care, education and charities across B.C.

In all, we've delivered more than $15 billion since 1985. But there's more. There are the 37,000 people employed in the gambling industry, either directly by BCLC or indirectly, across the province. And last year, 5,000 different charitable groups received gaming grants from the Province to help them reach out and improve the lives of British Columbians.