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Canada – Visitors to British Columbia casinos will need COVID-19 vaccine card

From September 13 2021, proof of vaccination will be required in British Columbia for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events, including casinos. “Vaccines are our ticket to putting this pandemic behind us,” said Premier John Horgan. “So I call on all eligible unvaccinated British Columbians to roll up their sleeves to stop…

Canada – Casinos across British Columbia prepare for July 1 reopening

Having been shut since March of last year, almost 20 casinos and a dozen community gaming centres in British Columbia will be able to reopen on July 1. Before the pandemic, BC casinos generated more than $1.3bn a year in GGR and employed more than 37,000 people in the province. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. will…

Canada – St. Eugene relaunches Casino of the Rockies

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino has completed a significant renovation of their on-site Casino of the Rockies, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, which began on April 8. The refreshed Casino of the Rockies relaunched with a grand opening event on July 19. Barry Zwueste, CEO of St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, said: “Six months…

Canada – Treasure Cove player wins the largest Powerbucks jackpot ever

A player at Treasure Cove Casino in British Columbia, Canada won a C$2,152,860 jackpot on IGT’s Powerbucks theme, Powerhits on July 13, 2019, marking the largest Powerbucks jackpot awarded since the theme made its Canadian debut in 2016. “BCLC and Treasure Cove Casino are thrilled that our player won the largest Powerbucks jackpot of all…

Canada – BCLC rolls out Spin Games content on its gaming site

The British Colombia Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch has granted Spin Games a Class B Supplier license enabling Spin to deploy its interactive gaming content built upon the proprietary ROC Remote Gaming Server (RGS) platform via BCLC’s online site www.playnow.com. Since implementing online gaming, BCLC’s eGaming segment has enjoyed year on year revenue growth with…

Canada – Gateway expands in British Columbia with Chances Signal Point purchase

Canadian casino group Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has bought Chances Signal Point in Williams Lake in the Cariboo region of the Central Interior of British Columbia. Gateway will take over the day-to-day operations of the Chances Signal Point facility immediately. The acquisition is the latest step in Gateway’s continued growth. Gateway is one of the…

Canada – British Columbia Lottery Corp approves Delta Casino

British Columbia Lottery Corp has approved a new gambling and entertainment facility in the City of Delta in British Columbia in Canada. Cascades Casino Delta, operated by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited, will include a hotel, restaurants, meeting space and a casino with approximately 500 slot machines, 24 table games and up to 6 electronic…

Canada – British Columbia awaiting new money laundering laws

British Columbia is to crack down on money laundering in its casinos following accusations from Attorney-General that the practice is ‘widespread.’ Attorney-General David Eby is awaiting the findings of Peter German, who was appointed to investigate ‘some serious allegations about widespread, trans-national money laundering in gaming facilities in the Lower Mainland.’ “The report will really…

Canada – First Canadian casino to host an eSports tournament

Elements Casino in British Columbia will be the first casino & racetrack in Canada to host and co-present the inaugural eSports Street Fighter V Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. The event will officially launch the Grand Opening of the Elements eSports Lounge, home to all future eSports activities, tournaments and events in British Columbia….