BC Gaming Industry hit hard by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The BC Gaming Industry Association (BCGIA) members facilities have been ordered closed by the Provincial Health Officer since March 14, 2020.  These have been and continue to be very challenging times for our workers, their families and our members.

The BCGIA continues to work closely with the BC Government, the BC Lotteries Corporation, and the Provincial Health Officer to advocate for our industry to allow for a safe reopening of our facilities. Other jurisdictions in Canada have safely reopened their facilities and those reopening’s have helped to facilitate much needed provincial revenues in their respective provinces as well as getting people back to work. Casino, community gaming and bingo operations generated revenue of $1.347 billion to BCLC in 2019-20. We are very hopeful that our industry in BC will be able to safely open in the coming months.

The situation is fast moving and while it evolves daily, it continues to have a significant impact to our industry and our workers across the province. We are encouraged to see the vaccination rollout in British Columbia progressing and look forward to this continuing so we can begin to safely interact with one another.

The BCGIA is seeking the latest data and guidelines to support our members during this unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19, and advocating for our members to ensure that they will be able to reopen when our time comes.

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BC Gaming Industry Association

We provide strategic leadership for the BC gaming industry on behalf of private sector gaming operators and enhance  relationships, education and advocacy through involvement with community stakeholders, government, media and the public.

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 gaming 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 contracts with private sector gaming operators, while the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) of the provincial Ministry of Attorney General regulates the industry. Casino, community gaming and bingo operations generated revenue of $1.9 billion to BCLC in 2016/17.

Noted Properties

Our members are in the entertainment and hospitality business. In addition to providing outstanding gaming entertainment, they operate many non-gaming amenities including restaurants, lounges, show theatres and hotels. Their properties offer a wide range of entertainment and hospitality enjoyed by local residents and tourists across BC.
Treasure Cove Casino

Treasure Cove Casino

2003 Highway 97 South
Prince George, BC
V2N 7A3

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino

7777 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC
V1C 7E5

Planet Bingo

Planet Bingo

2655 Main St
Vancouver, BC
V5T 3E7

Parq Vancouver

Parq Vancouver

39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 0R3

Grand Villa Casino

Grand Villa Casino

4331 Dominion St
Burnaby, BC
V5G 1C7

Chances Signal Point

Chances Signal Point

1640 Broadway Ave S
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 2W4

Chances Salmon Arm

Chances Salmon Arm

300-10th Street SW
Salmon Arm BC, V1E 1T1

Chances Prince Rupert

Chances Prince Rupert

240 1st Ave W
Prince Rupert, BC
V8J 1A8

Chances Kamloops

Chances Kamloops

1250 Halston Ave
Kamloops, BC
V2B 7L3

Chances Fort St. John

Chances Fort St. John

11308 Alaska Rd
Fort St John, BC
V1J 5T5

Chances Cowichan

Chances Cowichan

436 Cowichan Way
Duncan, BC V9L 0B2

Chances Castlegar

Chances Castlegar

100 Hall Rd
Castlegar, BC
V1N 4M5

Billy Barker Casino

Billy Barker Casino

308 McLean St
Quesnel, BC
V2J 2N9

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