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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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Community Sponsorships

For more than 30 years BCLC has proudly helped B.C. grow by sponsoring events across the province and in local communities.

Music in the Park
Since 1993 BCLC has sponsored Music In the Park: a nightly outdoor music festival that spans two months each summer and brings arts to the forefront in Kamloops. The longest running free music festival in B.C. provides entertainment for local residents and a community gathering place for the city.

XV Commonwealth Games
1994 marked the fourth time Canada hosted the Commonwealth Games. Sixty-three nations competed, 2,557 athletes participated and 914 officials oversaw 10 sports. BCLC supported the event with corporate sponsorship, thousands of volunteer hours and a ‘first of its kind’ interactive ball draw during the opening ceremony.

Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
As an Official Supporter of the 2010 Winter Games, BCLC contributed to the tremendous athletic achievement by sending thousands of British Columbians to participate. Involvement in the once-in-a-lifetime event provided BCLC a unique opportunity to offer event tickets and exclusive VIP experience packages to lottery prize winners.

Thousands of British Columbians won tickets and the opportunity to share the excitement with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In addition, $50 million in Host Local Government gaming revenue to the City of Richmond helped build the iconic Richmond Oval, creating a legacy to inspire future athletes of all levels.

2015 Canada Winter Games
From February 13 – March 1, 2015 Prince George hosted its largest multi-sport and cultural event. The economic impact for northern B.C. was estimated at $90 million.
As an Official Community Partner, BCLC hosted the music and live entertainment on the festival main stage in the heart of Prince George, the Canada Games Plaza.

Sponsorship Criteria

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Contributions Around the Province
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Community Gaming Grants