Overview

British Columbia’s private sector gaming operators play a significant role in the provincial economy and their local communities. The BC Gaming Industry Association (“BCGIA”) was formed in 2015 as the unified voice of gaming operators and companies in the industry.

The aim of the Association is to provide strategic leadership for the BC gaming industry on behalf of private sector gaming operators while enhancing relationships, education and advocacy through involvement with community stakeholders, government, media and the public.

BCGIA has 14 gaming operator members managing 39 properties across the province that include casinos, community gaming centres, bingo, and horse racing, as well as non-gaming amenities such as theatres, hotels, conference centres, and food and beverage facilities. Our members generated over $1.7 billion in gaming revenue for BC Lottery Corporation (“BCLC”) in 2014/15.

Approximately two-thirds of gaming revenue generated through the province’s casinos, community gaming centres and bingo halls is directed to the provincial government through BCLC. The gaming business model in BC generates one of the highest returns to government in North America.

In BC, the provincial government regulates the industry to ensure a fair and safe environment, strict anti-money laundering procedures, and the provision of responsible gambling programs. BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has a mandate to conduct and manage gambling in a socially responsible manner for the benefit of British Columbians and partners with private sector gaming operators, while the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) of the provincial Ministry of Finance regulates the industry.

Executive Committee

Shiera Stuart

Chairperson

Chuck Keeling

Vice-Chairperson

Jennifer Fields

Treasurer

Sandra van Steijn

Secretary

Jeff Hyslop

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Staff

Ernest Yee

Executive Director

Board Members

Shaun Thompson

CGMA – Planet Bingo

Brad Kotzer

Billy Barker Casino

Susan Merivirta

Chances RimRock Gaming Centre

Craig Briere

Chances Prince Rupert

Shawna Phillips

Signal Point Gaming

Sandra van Steijn

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

Pat Hart

Chances Kamloops

Jeff Hyslop

Fort St. John Gaming Centre and Hotel

Matt Major

Treasure Cove Casino

Jennifer Fields

Edgewater Casino

Chuck Keeling

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

Shiera Stuart

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment

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