Where the money goes

Funds generated by gaming go back to the province to help support healthcare, education and community programs all across B.C.

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Gaming income

In 2018/19, $1.4 billion in net income was generated by BCLC for the Province of B.C. Here's where the money went.

$5.6

million

Responsible gambling strategies

Supporting our mission of healthy play and entertainment for adults.

$6.0

million

Local economic development initiatives

Contributing to vibrant, sustainable communities across the province.

$11.7

million

Horse racing purse enhancements

Part of our partnership with the horse racing community.

$13.4

million

Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch

Ensuring safe, secure and well-run games, facilities and online experiences.

$98.4

million

Host Local Government payments

B.C. governments that host a gaming facility receive a 10 percent share of the net revenue those facilities generate.

$140

million

Community gaming grants

Allocated by the Government of B.C. to support a range of non-profit organizations.

$147.2

million

Provincial health special account

Money earmarked for health initiatives, including new hospitals, facility upgrades and community health programs.

$983

million

Distribution to the Government of B.C.

To fund public programs, education and community groups.

In addition to the above, $10.2 million was distributed to the Government of Canada.

See how we impact your community

For over 35 years, players just like you have helped shaped B.C. See the impact that income generated from gaming has had in your local community.

Community Benefits

The Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society

Funding from the Spirit of Coquitlam supports everyone in the community.