British Columbia Lottery Corporation
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|Headquarters||74 Seymour Street West, Kamloops, British Columbia, V2C 1E2|
|Jim Lightbody, President since 2014
Michael Grayson, President 2008-2014
|Revenue||$3.1 billion 2016
$2.9 billion 2015
|Owner||partnership of provincial lottery corporations|
Number of employees
In 2017, BCLC is expected to expand or move its headquarters in Kamloops.
To prevent overusage by the public, BCLC also provides Responsible Gambling programs.
As a provincial government's corporation, $0.88 of every revenue dollar is transferred to the provincial government. Since 1985 foundation, more than $19 billion have been contributed to health care, education and community programs.
In addition, the BCLC also manages casinos and bingos in British Columbia. In 1997, BCLC started managing slot machines in the province and the first casino to launch the machines was Great Canadian Casino Newton in Surrey, British Columbia.
In 2004, BCLC launched PlayNow.com, Canada’s first legal online gambling website. PlayNow.com offers a variety of gambling games and services including Casino, Poker, Sports Betting, Bingo and Lottery. In 2010, a privacy breach caused the site to be taken down for a month.
- Daily Grand
- Lotto 6/49
- Lotto Max
- Set for Life scratch-and-win. As of 2016, just 5 remain of the 12 prizes of $1,000 per week for 25 years.
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- "Our History". BC Lottery Corporation. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- Tromp, Stanley (2016-10-04). "B.C. Lottery Corp. misses mandatory review on some web, casino games". CTV News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- Korstrom, Glen (2016-10-31). "Lottery corporation bets on B.C. interest in U.S. election". Business In Vancouver. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
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