The Province of B.C. founded BCLC 30 years ago with the purpose
of giving back to British Columbia, – and helping communities grow.
Today, $0.89 of every dollar played goes back into the Province.
When you play with BCLC, you Play It Forward.
The first landmark initiative was Expo ’86, which lottery revenue helped to fund. $250 million was put towards the World’s Fair, which led to massive job creation, tourism and the construction of iconic Vancouver landmarks, like the TELUS World of Science and the SkyTrain, which still stand today.
Last year alone, $147.3 million generated from gaming helped keep B.C. communities healthy and thriving. Funding dedicated to the Province’s Health Special Account supports research, education and patient resources for a wide spectrum of health initiatives for British Columbians.
The Richmond Olympic Oval isn’t just an iconic building from the 2010 Olympic Games, it’s now a centrepiece of the community in Richmond. Constructed to house the speed skating events, the impressive arena spent a lot of time in the spotlight during the games. The City of Richmond was able to commit $50 million of its share of provincial gaming revenue from River Rock Casino Resort, which helped with the initial construction of the Oval and the continued renovations to turn the Olympic legacy into a world-class community and sports centre for Lower Mainland residents of all ages.