Casino nights are back.

Casinos throughout B.C. are open!

BCLC and casinos throughout B.C. are ready to welcome you back. We've taken extra care to provide a safe experience for all staff and guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back to your local casino.

What to expect when you visit

Proof of vaccination

In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer's order, as of October 24, 2021, proof of full vaccination is required to enter a casino, community gaming centre or bingo hall. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and may be extended by public health. 

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Face coverings required

In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer's August 24, 2021 health order, individuals are required to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces. You may be asked to briefly remove your face covering from a safe distance to verify your identity upon entry.

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Physical distancing

Reduced capacity will be in effect to support physical distancing of at least two metres in all areas. Where physical distancing is not possible, such as between players at table games, or where interaction between staff and players is required, a physical barrier (such as a plexi-glass divider) is installed.

Gaming floor changes

You may notice our gaming floors look different. To support physical distancing, slot games have been reconfigured to allow at least two metres of distance between players and some seats at table games have been removed. Where physical distancing is not possible, a plexi-glass divider is installed. 

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Enhanced cleaning measures

All casino service providers are required to follow comprehensive health and safety guidelines. Sanitation of surfaces and gaming equipment including slot machines occurs frequently.

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Health guidelines

To encourage frequent hand washing, hand sanitizer stations are available throughout casinos, community gaming centres, and bingo halls for all guests and employees. You will also see reminders to wash your hands frequently.

Frequently asked questions

In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer’s revised orders, casinos and community gaming centres will continue to monitor the flow of players at their doors and enforce a 50% capacity limit, which includes the number of gaming seats in combination with occupancy of food and beverage amenities. 

Additionally, casinos will continue to follow all public health guidelines, including checking player’s B.C. vaccine card for proof of full vaccination prior to entry and  requiring all players and staff to wear a face covering. For full details of health & safety measures, visit: https://corporate.bclc.com/alerts/covid-19.html

BCLC and casino service providers are pleased to offer a variety of food and beverage on and/or adjacent to the gaming floor. 

In accordance with public health, total seated capacity at casinos and community gaming centres include seats available at food and beverage amenities.

To manage the flow of players, restaurants adjacent to casinos may close entrances onto the gaming floor if outside entrances are available. These restaurants may operate at full capacity. For more information, please contact the casino facility you plan to visit.

Yes. In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer's August 24, 2021 health order, individuals are required to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces. You will be asked to briefly remove your face covering from a safe distance to verify your identity upon entry.

Yes. In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer's August 24, 2021 health order, individuals, including casino staff, are required to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces. 

Casino, community gaming centre and bingo halls will not provide face coverings.

Yes, in accordance with the Provincial Public Health Officer’s order, proof of full vaccination is required before entering a casino, community gaming centre or bingo hall. This require,ent is in place until January 31, 2021 and may be extended by public health. For more information regarding proof of vaccination, including where it is required, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html#required 

*In accordance with a September 28, 2021 order by the Provincial Health Officer, gambling facilities located in eastern Fraser Valley region are also required to collect player contact information to support contact tracing. Facilities in eastern Fraser Valley are:

Following guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, accepted proof of vaccination includes:

  • B.C. Residents: B.C. Vaccine Card, mobile or printed
  • Canadian Visitors: Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
  • International Visitors: Proof of vaccination used to enter Canada

Visit the Government of BC’s website for more information.

The design of ventilation systems for casinos and community gaming centres is highly specialized and systems meet or exceed all air-quality standards. Air changes occur frequently per hour. Unlike other jurisdictions, smoking is not permitted inside all of our facilities.

At this time, BCLC has not set time limits for players visiting our gaming facilities. Some casino and community gaming centre service providers may have set time limits. For more information, please contact the location directly.

Some casino and community gaming centre service providers may offer reservations. For more information, please contact the location directly.

Encore Rewards has extended the expiration of points earned between March 17, 2019 and July 4, 2021 until July 5, 2022.

We are pleased to offer a full selection of slot, table (except poker) and bingo games. Please contact your local casino to confirm availability.

At this time, BCLC is not offering community poker.

Private rooms may be available with a reservation. Casinos will operate these rooms under enhanced health and safety measures. We will share more information as it becomes available.

BCLC and our service provider partners have developed a COVID-19 safety plan to protect our employees.  Every casino must appoint a health and safety delegate or committee on site, have staggered employee shifts to prevent congregation and reconfigure employee break spaces to allow for physical distancing. 

BCLC and casino service providers will continue to comply with all of WorkSafeBC’s standards. All employees, contractors and vendors will be required to wear personal protective equipment as appropriate for their role, such as face coverings. 

Before returning to work, all casino employees will be required to complete a training program on the new health and safety protocols.

Chips will be cleaned frequently throughout the day. Players will be encouraged to hand sanitize before sitting down at a table. Dice for Craps will be disinfected after each shooter and when the dice moves to the next player.

Yes, at some locations buffets will be available again. It is recommended you check your casino's website for details on what is being offered.

Following the October 24, 2021 proof of full vaccination requirement, shuttle buses and valet offerings will begin to resume at some facilities. Masks are mandatory when using these services.

Sanitation of all surfaces and gaming equipment including bingo terminals will occur throughout the day.

Bingo service providers may offer paper based bingo. Before returning to work, bingo employees will be required to complete a training program on the new health and safety measures, including the handling of paper-based bingo products.

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