Gambling in British Columbia (Canada)

Almost 20 years have passed since the launch of the first online casino, Internet Casinos Inc., and there are currently over 2,000 gambling sites offering a variety of gaming options such as BC lotteries online casino games, sports betting, bingo, poker, and others. As 85 countries have already decided to give the green light to gaming and regulate gambling by law, the industry is rapidly gaining traction in regions such as Europe, Asia, and South America.

List of Best Online Casinos in BC

  • Spin Casino
  • JackpotCity Casino
  • Ruby Fortune
  • BetWay Casino
  • Europa Casino

Permitted types of gambling

Lottery schemes include various games and gambling products:

  • poker;
  • rates;
  • sports betting;
  • casino games;
  • slot machines;
  • terminals with games;
  • bingo;
  • lottery.

Apart from the provinces themselves, only charitable or religious organizations can offer bingo and lotteries. Charities do not offer slot machines or casino games.


Development of the online gambling industry

Online gambling was considered illegal and was not regulated in any of the provinces of Canada until 2009. However, this has not stopped Canadians from gambling on offshore sites, which still maintain a high level of popularity. Since legalization, online gambling has experienced rapid and significant growth. The statistics will be presented below.

British Columbia was the first province to open an official online casino for its residents. So, in July 2010, she created the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), which launched the first gambling site — PlayNow. Today it is the only legal online gambling platform in British Columbia. The Gambling age in BC starts from 19. 

Later that year, Quebec launched its online gambling platform based on the BCLC model. In 2013, the Manitoba government launched an online gambling platform to raise the $ 37 million that players spend annually on unregulated gambling in the province.

Mobile casino in British Columbia

A mobile casino is an online casino site adapted for mobile devices, primarily for phones and tablets, but also for TVs, navigators, and other gadgets that have their operating system. Such resources began to appear due to the proliferation of color-screen phones in the 2000s. Today, a mobile gambling site that offers mobile slots is the standard that all serious brands adhere to.

Good modern casinos or lotto BC mobile have two versions: for desktops and mobile gadgets on iOS, Android, and Blackberry. And they have no limits!

The mobile casino offers the same list of games, except for the oldest ones that do not have adapted versions. You can still make financial transactions on the site: replenish the balance or withdraw winnings using any of the proposed methods.

The mobile version of the casino is just as well secured. If there is no action on the page, logging out occurs. And without knowing the password, a random person, to whom your gadget fell into the hands, will not be able to enter the site.