BCLC Lottery operator helps Canadians over COVID-19

In British Columbia, gambling operator BCLC, in cooperation with charitable organizations, supports Canadians by making uncompensated financial contributions.

According to a BCLC report, the B.C.-based lottery operator transferred about $1.3 billion in net profits between 2019 and 2020 to the local government, which later distributed the finances to education, health care, and community programs. From these same contributions that make their way into the budget, charitable foundations help to support initiatives that are developing the province. Recently, the support of the citizens during the coronavirus period has proven particularly relevant.

Grants as one of the areas in which the operator is involved are given to non-profit organizations in British Columbia. More than 5,000 organizations are known to receive up to $140 million each year. For the past six years, The Greater Vancouver Food Bank has been a grant recipient from a gambling sector representative. Last year, the institution received $90,000 to purchase the merchandise for more than 8,500 members.

By the way, gamblers in Canada are choosing to play electronic games because of the quarantine.

The story of one family (who moved to Canada from Mexico) who lost their job because of the quarantine and later received help from the bank is telling.

Recently, the BCLC operator, continuing its partnership with the bank, as well as three other charities, held virtual fundraising campaigns, in which members were able to purchase gift cards.

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