December 5, 2017

(Vancouver) – The BC Gaming Industry Association (BCGIA) announced support today for the interim recommendations made by Peter German to the BC Government regarding the province’s anti-money laundering (AML) policies.

BC’s casino operators are committed, first and foremost, to providing an entertainment experience that our customers, the general public, and government can rely on. Our top priorities are the safety and security of our guests, and the integrity of all aspects of our businesses.

BC’s casino operators support all efforts to enhance the province’s AML framework by working in close collaboration with regulatory authorities and enforcement agencies, and look forward to continuing to work with Mr. German to implement his interim recommendations in the most efficient way possible.

It is due to the regular and rigorous monitoring and reporting of suspicious activities by casino operators that agencies and government regulators have been able to identify issues of concern, and BC’s casino operators are committed to continuing to support the important work of Mr. German in the coming weeks and months.

Mr. German’s interim recommendations provide enhancements to how BC’s casinos handle large cash transactions that we believe represent the continued evolution of the framework we work within in the province.

About The BC Gaming Industry Association
The BC Gaming Industry Association (BCGIA) represents 13 of 16 private sector gaming operators that manage 38 gaming properties and generated over $1.8 billion in gaming revenue for the BC Lottery Corporation in 2016/17. BCGIA members manage casinos, community gaming centres, bingo centres and horseracing, as well as non-gaming amenities such as food and beverage facilities, show theatres, conference centres and hotels. For more information about the BC Gaming Industry Association, please visit our website: bcgia.com

Media Contact:
Peter Goudron, Executive Director
BC Gaming Industry Association
pgoudron@bcgia.com