BCLC has identified an opportunity for a gambling facility in the North Shore region of Metro Vancouver. Local governments in that region – City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Squamish Nation – were asked to indicate whether they were interested to host a potential facility. BCLC then received Expressions of Interest from the City of North Vancouver and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
There are currently no gambling facilities on the North Shore.
BCLC respects the authority of local governments to choose whether they want a gaming facility in their community. The Expression of Interest process underway is intended to be a transparent, initial step to gauge interest of local governments in being considered as a potential host local government for a gambling facility. It does not constitute a commitment on either BCLC or the local government’s part to develop a facility.
Local governments that host a casino or community gaming centre receive a 10 per cent share of the net gaming income generated by those facilities.
Last year, more than $1 billion generated by BCLC gambling activities went back into health care, education and community groups across B.C.
Watch this space for more information about BCLC’s proposal for the North Shore region.