City of Victoria
BCLC has identified a marketplace opportunity for an additional gaming facility in Greater Victoria that would complement the existing View Royal Casino. In 2015, we launched an Expression of Interest process to determine interest among six local governments in the region.
Through that process, BCLC has selected the City of Victoria as its preferred host local government for a potential gaming facility. This decision was made as part of a rigorous assessment process, overseen by a third-party fairness monitor, and based on a variety of factors, including population distribution, tourism considerations, transportation access, distance to existing facilities in the region, zoning requirements and timelines.
BCLC respects the authority of local governments to choose whether they want a gaming facility in their community.
Potential locations within Victoria, as well as facility size and scope details, will be explored in 2017 once we select a service provider to operate a potential facility on our behalf. Service providers are key players in our made-in-B.C. operating model. They own or lease facilities and maintain operations on a day-to-day basis. They hire staff at facilities, provide surveillance and security behind the scenes and operate to the standards that BCLC sets out.
Watch this space for more information about BCLC’s plans, including opportunities to provide feedback and ask questions.