BCLC sets June 26 start date for pioneering enhanced ID checks at casinos

The Canadian Crown corporation wants to support people enrolled in its GameBreak program

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has confirmed it will start enforcing its enhanced ID checks at casinos in the province from next week.

Starting Monday, June 26, every individual who wishes to enter a casino in British Columbia will be asked to present government-issued photo identification, as announced by the Canadian Crown corporation last month.

The move – described as a historic one by BCLC – is designed to further support people enrolled in its Game Break self-exclusion program.

Pat Davis, BCLC’s President and CEO, explained: “Since announcing last month that these changes were coming, BCLC has been working to build awareness with our players about the new entry requirements and why they matter in helping us to support individuals who have asked for our help.

“We believe that BC is the first jurisdiction in North America to require ID at the casino door, an example of BCLC’s continued work towards our ambition of having the healthiest players in the world.”

Confirming Monday’s date for implementation, BCLC reiterated that the system will not save any personal information for those who are permitted to the casino.

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