February 14, 2018 - New information package informs local governments about health risks of gambling

B.C.’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) has developed an information package for local governments to help inform them about the public health risks of gambling, if they currently host a gambling facility or may consider hosting a facility in the future.

The new information package is intended to help local governments make more informed decisions about whether to host a gambling facility.

This fulfills a commitment government made in the 2015 Plan for Public Health and Gambling in B.C., in response to the Provincial Health Officer’s (PHO) report titled Lower the Stakes: A Public Health Approach to Gambling in British Columbia.

GPEB is responsible for the integrity of the gambling industry in B.C. Our work includes continuous efforts to enhance responsible and problem gambling services for people and communities in B.C.