July 13, 2017 - Gaming Funds Used to Help Fire Wildfire Victims

The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) will accept applications from organizations in British Columbia that want to be licensed for gaming events that raise funds to help organizations such as the Canadian Red Cross and Salvation Army with disaster relief for wildfire victims in B.C.

In January 2005, the government made amendments to gaming policies, allowing in certain circumstances the use of net proceeds from licensed gaming events when their purpose is to assist with relief efforts for disasters and emergencies.

Organizations wishing to participate in such fundraising efforts must meet the specified criteria and obtain a licence from GPEB. For detailed information see the following documents:

  • Class A and B Licence - (Removed March 12, 2020 see details)
  • Class D Licence - Guidelines (Removed March 12, 2020 see details)

More information about Class A, Class B and Class D gaming event licences is available on the Gambling Event Licence Fundraising page of this website.