BC Gaming Industry Association Commends Government’s Enhancements to Responsible and Problem Gambling Programs

December 15, 2017

(Vancouver) – Today, the Government of British Columbia announced that it is significantly increasing support for responsible and problem gambling programs. The changes include increased funding and a new service delivery model that will make prevention and support services easier to access both within and outside of gambling facilities throughout the province.

“The BCGIA applauds the improvements outlined by government today that will ensure British Columbians have better access to information, resources and support. The expansion of the GameSense Advisor Program and provision of additional offsite services are meaningful improvements,” said Peter Goudron, Executive Director of the BC Gaming Industry Association.

Members of the BC Gaming Industry Association are committed to providing socially responsible gaming entertainment. Private sector gaming operators in BC play an active role in the delivery of responsible gambling programs in partnership with the BC Lottery Corporation and the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.

Full text of the government’s announcement is available at: https://news.gov.bc.ca/16064


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.

Media Contact:
Peter Goudron
Executive Director
BC Gaming Industry Association

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