Player Health

BCLC Launches PlayPlanner Optional Time and Budgeting Tool at B.C. Casinos and Community Gaming Centres


PlayPlanner Optional Time and Budgeting Tool

BCLC is introducing PlayPlanner to every casino and community gaming centre in B.C. as part of its commitment to encouraging positive play and informed decision-making. The optional budgeting tool allows Encore Rewards members to set and manage daily time and money limits when playing slot or eTable games.

Many players already have a budget and timeline in mind when they visit a casino or community gaming centre. PlayPlanner encourages players, as they approach their pre-determined limits, to stay within the amount they intended. Players can track their daily play by creating a profile and personalized settings. During each playing session, players receive reminders on how they are tracking against their settings through onscreen pop-up messages.

“We’ve created PlayPlanner to make it easier for players to stay within personal limits by making decisions about time and money before gambling,” said Dr. Jamie Wiebe, BCLC Director, Player Health. “We are committed to ensuring that this tool meets the needs of our players now and into the future as part of our focus on supporting healthy play.”

PlayPlanner Enables Players To:

  • Voluntarily enroll at slots and eTables or at Guest Services/Player Clubs;
  • Set their own limits (time and/or spend);
  • Receive regular on-screen notifications as they progress toward their voluntary limits; and
  • Change their settings on the slot machine or eTable by accessing the PlayPlanner icon.

Financial pre-commitment has been a part of BCLC’s website,, since its launch in 2004. Players are required to self-select a maximum weekly transfer-in limit between $1 and $9,999 and ‘play history’ is visible on the screen at all times.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. Visit