Business in Vancouver: B.C. gambling regulator reveals epidemic of violations

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May 24, 2016 | Bob Mackin

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Violations of B.C.’s gambling law skyrocketed by 735% last year, but there were no charges recommended.
That is according to a comparison of the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch ’s last two annual reports. The report for the year ended March 31, 2015 was finally released May 17, but was not immediately published on the regulator’s website. On the same day, NDP critic David Eby quizzed Mike de Jong, the finance minister who is also responsible for gambling regulation and marketing, at a budget estimates hearing when gambling was the subject for the final hour.

Asked Eby: “Can the minister explain what a [Gaming Control Act] violation is, and can he explain why they appear to be up 735% over last year’s numbers? The numbers I have are 385 GCA violations last year. This year, it’s 3,215.”

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