Responsible Gambling Standards

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The Province of British Columbia is committed to ensuring gambling activities are carried out in a socially responsible manner.

For most people, gambling is an enjoyable form of entertainment. For a small number, however, gambling can become a serious problem. The Province of British Columbia is committed to ensuring gambling activities are carried out in a socially responsible manner.

The two major partners in ensuring gambling standards are the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch and the BC Lottery Corporation. The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch regulates all gaming, including horse racing, in British Columbia. Community organizations may be licensed by Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch to conduct gaming events, such as ticket raffles, independent bingos, social occasion casinos and wheels of fortune. The BC Lottery Corporation is an agent of government and conducts, manages, and operates most commercial gaming in the province, including casinos, commercial bingo halls, community gaming centres and lotteries.

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