British Columbia is a part of Canada with the capital being Victoria, by the name of Queen Victoria. All federal regulations apply to the entities that are located in British Columbia. Any non-compliance with the laws and the rules results in restriction of further operation and legal action if necessary.
B.C. has certain autonomy over its matters, however, federal rules and laws overrule the local ones. It is the local authorities’ duty to prosecute and control the gaming activities according to federal law.
Another thing that is very important to be noted is the fact that all profits/revenue must be used for the benefit of someone or something within British Columbia. Only non-profit organizations are eligible to receive licenses.
The authorities offer 4 types of licenses which cover different types of games within certain limitations. The main criteria by which they are distinguished is the amount of revenue that an event will make.
- Class A License. Non-profit organizations are eligible and the expected revenue is more than $20,000, in one event or series of events.
- Class B License. Non-profit organizations are eligible and the expected revenue is $20,000 or less for a single event or series of events.
- Class D License. Non-profit organizations are eligible and the expected revenue is $5,000 or less for a single event or series of events.
- Class C License. Approved fairs and exhibitions are eligible. The expected revenue is not limited.
Online gambling is a whole different thing in B.C. It is allowed by law to operate an online casino and the online gambling activities are governed by the eCOGRA. It is the B.C.’s body that is founded and managed by the casinos themselves. They are aware of the issues that might arise from excessive gambling and they are doing everything in their power to protect the vulnerable and to provide an environment that is free from scams and is entertaining.
Merits from gambling
British Columbia has utilized gambling activities as a way for financing local projects to benefit the local people. They have legalized it for that sole purpose. That is the main reason why land casinos are operated with a non-profit cause. Whereas online casinos mean more income for the citizens of B.C., thus better living conditions for its residents.