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British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Kamloops (head office): 74 West Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 1E2, Canada
Richmond Office: 10760 Shellbridge way, Suite 100 Richmond, B.C. V6X 3H1 Canada
Lottery's Online Gaming Site:
Phone: (250) 828-5500
Fax: (250) 828-5637
Population: 4.15 million
President & CEO: Jim Lightbody
Start - up: April 1, 1985
Sales FY 2018: $1,174,915,557
Per Capita Sales: $232.38
Number of Employees: 854
Retailers / Points of Sales (POS): 3,834
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Internet Gaming System: Betware
Instant Ticket Vendor: Pollard Banknote Ltd.
Advertising: TBWA Vancouver
Games Offered:

Scratch & Win, Lotto 6/49, BC/49, Extra Daily 3, Lotto, Super 7, Keno ,Chaser Sports Action ,Breakopen, Bingo, Pulltab
Proceeds: 50% to health care, 50% to Consolidated General Revenue.
Jurisdiction: British Columbia, Canada

Background Information

Pursuant to amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada in 1969 and enabling legislation, British Columbia Lottery Corporation was incorporated October 25, 1984 and is continued under the Gaming Control Act of British Columbia (2002).

Prior to 1985, the Province of British Columbia was a partner in the Western Canada Lottery Foundation. As an agent of the Crown, the Province has designated the Corporation as the authority to conduct and manage lottery schemes within B.C., including the marketing of nationwide and regional lottery games in association with other provinces of Canada
Under current provincial gaming legislation, the Corporation has these responsibilities:.

  • Conduct, manage and operate lottery gaming
  • Conduct, manage and operate casino gaming
  • Conduct, manage and operate electronic and commercial bingo gaming

B.C.'s gaming industry is operated and regulated under the authority and direction of the Minister responsible for gaming, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. By order-in-council, Government appoints BCLC's Board of Directors.

News Archive for CY2019
March 18, 2019 BCLC Awards Pollard Banknote 10-Year Contract Extension

News Archive for CY2018
November 22, 2018 BCLC CFO Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women
August 28, 2018 BCLC Contributes Record $1.4 Billion to British Columbia
May 31, 2018 BCLC Allows BC's Largest Lotto 6/49 Winner to Stay Anonymous
March 22, 2018 Compulsive Gambler Sues B.C. Lottery Corp.
February 26, 2018 British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s Latest Crossword Instant Ticket Presents Extreme Value Proposition
February 13, 2018 Artist Alleges BC Lottery Corp. Used Maple Leaf Image for Scratch Tickets Without Permission
February 1, 2018 BC Lottery Corporation Launch Interactive Live Casino Experience on Studio

News Archive for CY2017
November 23, 2017 B.C. Lottery Corp. Given More Oversight to Monitor Casinos Amid Review
October 30, 2017 BCLC Awards Contract to Replace Current Lottery Terminals to Novomatic Lottery Solutions
October 17, 2017 Gender Diversity in the Workplace Is Simply the Right Thing to do for BCLC
October 10, 2017 B.C. Lawyer to Conduct Review of Gaming Industry in Lower Mainland
September 28, 2017 B.C. Government Officially Launches Casino Money Laundering Investigation
August 22, 2017 BCLC 2016/17 Annual Reporting Now Available
August 23, 2017 BCLC’s 2016/17 Social Responsibility Report
April 27, 2017 BCLC Goes to Court Over Records Related to Exit of Former CEO Michael Graydon
April 25, 2017 BC Lottery Corp. Seeks Builders for New HQ
April 4, 2017 Downtown Kamloops Likely to Remain Home for the B.C. Lottery Corporation

News Archive for CY2016
October 31, 2016 BC Lottery Corporation Lets Players Bet on U.S. Election
October 18, 2016 Imagine Winning $1,000 a Day for Life with Daily Grand, Canada’s Newest Lottery
October 4, 2016 Audit Reveals BCLC Missed Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment of Some Web, Casino Games
October 3, 2016 Play Canucks 50/50 Across B.C. For Home and Away Games
September 12, 2016 IGT and BCLC Introduce Powerbucks Omni-Channel Jackpot
September 11, 2016 New NFL Season Means Surge in Sports Betting: BCLC
July 26, 2016 British Columbia Lottery Taking Bets On U.S. Election
July 21, 2016 BC Lottery Corporation Contributes $1.3 Billion to British Columbia
July 18, 2016 B.C. Lottery Corp. See Jump in U.S. Presidential Election Bets
March 18, 2016 OpenBet and BC Lottery Corporation Partner to Make Sports Betting Simpler
February 2, 2016 BCLC's GameSense Adopted by Connecticut Lottery Corporation
January 13, 2016 Casino Developer Sues the B.C. Lottery Corporation


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