The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch regulates all gaming in British Columbia,
ensures the integrity of gaming industry companies, people and equipment, and
investigates allegations of wrongdoing.
This mandate includes regulatory oversight of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation
(which conducts and manages lotteries, casinos and commercial bingo halls), all gaming
services providers and gaming workers, B.C.'s horse racing industry and licensed gaming
events. The Branch also manages responsible gambling programs and manages the distribution
of gaming funds received by organizations.
The Branch carries out its mandate under the provincial Gaming Control Act and Gaming
Control Regulations and Canada's Criminal Code.
A list of laws and regulations affecting gaming in B.C. follows. This list should not be
considered complete for legal purposes. (Note that regulations specific to
such Branch activities as licensing charitable gaming and disbursing gaming grants are not
listed here but are included in the relevant sections elsewhere on the Branch's web site.)
Regulatory authority of GPEB
The following document outlines the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch's audit
plan for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) conduct and management of commercial gaming.
Public interest standards
Horse Racing Policies:
- Establishing, Relocating or Substantially Changing a Teletheatre
- Cornell Collar Usage July 2, 2012
- Standardbred Uncoupling of Entries: March 14, 2011
- Breathalyser Testing of Licensees: June 18, 2010
- Scratch Time: April 24, 2010
- Licensee Drug Testing: January 1, 2010
- Standardbred Whipping: September 17, 2009
- Erythropoietin or Darbepoetin Testing: May 12, 2008
- EIPH Program Eligibility for Out-of-Jurisdiction Horses: May 24, 2006
- Shock Wave Therapy: April 26, 2006
- Racehorses shipping-in on race day - Prohibited substances: April 1, 2005
Enforcement bulletins and advisories
Technical gaming standards
Sanctions and penalties