Legislation > Box 40 – Row 1 > Supporting an independent gambling regulator

Gaming Control Act

The proposed amendments will empower the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) to independently issue directives to the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) without ministerial approval, which allows the regulator to be more responsive in its role to protect the integrity of gambling in the province. The changes are intended to keep people who may have ties to organized crime out of casinos by giving GPEB the authority to ban them and will give new enforcement tools to GPEB to ensure compliance with reporting requirements for all industry participants, including BCLC.
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