Fact Sheets

Get the facts on our business, where our revenue goes, player health programs and more.

Player Health in B.C.

BCLC's Social Purpose is to generate win-wins for the greater good. Our mandate is to conduct and manage gambling on behalf of the Province in a socially responsible manner. We believe that the more people know, the better equipped they are to make healthy decisions about gambling. 

Anti-Money Laundering

Learn more about BCLC's Anti-Money Laundering Program.

Where the money goes

We generate over $1 billion every year that supports communities and programs across the province.

Voluntary Self-Exclusion

BCLC’s Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) program is a resource for people who want to restrict themselves from gambling facilities or PlayNow.com.

Protecting PlayNow.com Players

PlayNow.com has numerous player health and site security safeguards to ensure that the only regulated online gambling site in British Columbia remains a safe and fun source of entertainment.

PlayNow.com in B.C.

PlayNow.com offers a safe and secure online gambling experience on a state-of-the-art gaming platform.

Jackpot facts

Last year we paid lottery prize winners more than $944 million. That's a lot of dough!

BCLC’s 35-Year Economic and Social Impact in Kamloops

A study conducted by Thompson Rivers University (TRU) outlines how BCLC's activities have positively contributed to the City of Kamloops since 1985.

It's not child's play

Gambling and buying lottery tickets is for adults only, and the Province and BCLC have several measures in place to help prevent minors from gambling.

PlayNow.com registration safeguards

PlayNow.com, the only regulated online or mobile gambling website in B.C., operates under strict regulatory controls and employs the highest standards to provide British Columbians with a website they can trust.

Host local government payments

Each year, local governments that host casinos or community gaming centres receive a share of net gaming income generated by those facilities.

How are lottery numbers drawn?

Learn how lottery draws take place.