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How Gambling Works


Skill & Knowledge

Learn how skill and knowledge factor into games of chance

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Finding Help


Finding Help | GameSense

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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Playing it Forward across B.C.

The Province of B.C. founded BCLC more than 30 years ago with the purpose of giving back to British Columbia, – and helping communities grow.

The first landmark initiative helped fund Expo’ 86. More than $250 million was put towards the World’s Fair, which led to massive job creation, tourism, and the construction of iconic Vancouver landmarks, like the TELUS World of Science and Sky Train. Since that time, more than $19 billion has been invested back to communities across B.C.


Community Sponsorships

BCLC sponsorships Play it Forward at local events across B.C.

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Criteria and Application

Is your program eligible for BCLC sponsorship?

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Contributions Throughout B.C.

Communities that host a facility receive their share of Provincial gambling revenue to invest in local initiatives.

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Community Gaming Grants

The Province of B.C. annually allocates $135 million to support the delivery of community organization programs that benefit the citizens of British Columbia.

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