BC Gaming Industry Association Response to Minister Eby's Announcement
The BC casino gaming industry, which includes casinos, community gaming centres, and bingo centres, has operated since 1997 under the Gaming Control Act. Today the industry comprises 41 gaming properties with 8,300 employees across BC.
Attorney General David Eby has released a report commissioned by the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch (GPEB) in September 2015 that considered the anti-money laundering practices at BC casinos. He also announced that a review will be conducted by an independent expert that will examine whether potential issues of money laundering in casinos are being effectively addressed.
Since the report's commission almost two years ago there has been significant progress and enhancements to AML procedures and protocols through work by casino operators, the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch (GPEB) and that work continues today.