British Columbia casinos will require all entering to show government ID under self-exclusion program

British Columbia casinos will require all entering to show government ID under self-exclusion program

Article brief provided by The Canadian Press
  • The Canadian Press
May 16, 2023 9:13 PM

Everyone who enters a British Columbia casino will soon be required to present government-issued identification, in what the BC Lottery Corporation says is an initiative to support people who have registered for self-exclusion.

The corporation says the measure will be rolled out this summer, with more details to be announced in coming weeks, including the implementation date.

It says security staff will scan IDs that will be automatically checked against a list of people who are taking part in the Game Break self-exclusion program, but the system will not store any personal information for people allowed to enter a casino.