Backgrounder - Canadian Gaming
March 12, 2012
Many other Canadian jurisdictions have also expanded the private sector engagement in lottery and gaming. For example:
Since 1998, private operators have owned and operated casinos in British Columbia. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) determines where gaming facilities go. BCLC owns the games and the game management system as well as the loyalty program. BCLC works with the private sector on where and how gambling opportunities will be made available. Private sector providers supply the facilities and operate casinos.
Since 1980, private operators have owned and operated casinos in Alberta. Slot machines are purchased and owned by AGLC. The service provider owns all other assets. AGLC monitors the network of slot machines through a remote system.
Since 1995, private operators have owned and operated the two destination casinos in Nova Scotia. All assets (gaming and non-gaming) are purchased and owned by the service provider; however ownership of all assets reverts back to NSGC upon contract termination.
The first destination casino in New Brunswick was opened in May 2010. All assets (gaming and non-gaming) are purchased and owned by the service provider.
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