Gaming Security Professionals of Canada ▪ Professionnels en Sécurité du Jeu du Canada
We Create Safer Gaming
We help ensure the safety, security and integrity of the Canadian gaming industry.
2020 AGM ANNOUNCEMENT – PARQ VANCOUVER– NOVEMBER 2 TO 4, 2020
BCLC and our partner PARQ Vancouver are honored to be hosting the 2020 AGM in Vancouver, BC November 2-4, 2020.
BCLC is a Crown Corporate, established on April 1, 1985. Our mission is to conduct and manage gambling in a socially responsible manner for the benefit of British Columbians. BCLC conducts and manages commercial gambling in B.C. including casinos, lottery, bingo and sports betting through multiple channels of distribution. BCLC offers slot machines, table games and bingo through operational service agreements with private sector providers which as of 2019 consists of 15 casinos, two racecourse casinos, 18 community gaming centres and three commercial bingo halls. BCLC lottery products are sold at over 3500 retail locations. Play Now.com is BCLC secure, regulated, online and mobile channel that offers casino, lottery and sports betting products to over 442,000 BC adults.
BCLC has been offering gambling entertainment and contributing to B.C’s future for three decades. Every year BCLC delivers great entertainment for our players and revenue for the Province of B.C. that goes towards supporting communities, health care and education. That's our idea of playing it right, and playing it forward.
Since making its grand entrance in 2017, Parq Vancouver has become an iconic city symbol, hosting international trailblazers, local legends, captains of industry, sports mavens, and adventurers of all kinds. For anyone that hasn’t been to Vancouver the location is Ideally situated between the stylish neighborhoods of Yaletown and Gastown, Parq Vancouver’s is tastefully located on the same grounds as BC Place Stadium home of the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps football club.
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Who We Are
The GSPC is a not-for-profit organization representing major gaming organizations from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Our goal is to facilitate the safety, security and integrity of the Canadian gaming industry as well as to provide a forum and platform for members to communicate, educate and share best practices.
The GSPC is the voice of the gaming industry with regard to matters falling within its mandate. GSPC’s advice and leadership has been sought out in numerous venues, including appearances before the Senate Committee on the subject of Single Event Sport Wagering, representation on the federal Department of Finance’s Public/Private Sector Advisory Committee with regard to Anti-Money Laundering regulation, the Canadian Gaming Summit’s Security and Surveillance Education Program, cooperative efforts with the Canadian Gaming Association, and contributing articles to the Canadian Gaming Business Magazine on security, safety and integrity related matters.
Our commitment to excellence and leadership has resulted in significant advances in gaming security and operational efficiencies that are sure to continue into the future.
Become a Member
In order to become a member of GSPC, a person must be employed in a security-related function by a provincial governmental gaming organization, or by a commercial gaming operator under contract to a provincial governmental gaming organization. A security-related function includes, but is not limited to: Physical; Information Security; Surveillance; Investigations; Compliance; Risk Management.
Membership may also be granted to a person who is employed in a security-related function who works for commercial operators· licensed by a provincial gaming regulator to operate gaming premises and/or deliver gaming products.
Gaming fields are generally recognized as being: Casinos, Lotteries, Video lottery terminals, On-line gaming, Slot operations, or any other activities related to gaming.
New members must be nominated by a current member of the GSPC.
Join our team of senior managers and executives from virtually all of the major gaming jurisdictions as we aim to enhance casino gaming, lottery ticket systems, video lottery networks and internet gaming.
Gaming in the Era of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented social and economic uncertainty. The hospitality and leisure industry has been among the hardest hit sectors of the global economy and traditional land-based gaming organizations are facing extraordinary financial pressures, including closures and lay-offs.
Compliance and anti-money laundering professionals in the gaming business who have been laid off will very likely find refuge in other industries – even in these trying economic times – as they have a transferable and in-demand skill set. When the industry does recover, getting these experienced compliance professionals back will be critical.
These circumstances result in a need for an enhanced focus on compliance. Gaming organizations should be looking at how they will ensure the continuity of their compliance and anti-money laundering programs in a post COVID-19 world, where they will be faced with tighter financial constraints and potentially less-experienced staff managing those programs. They may also face an influx of potentially illicit cash that has been lying dormant during the shutdown.
The current “pause” in operations, as painful as it may be, presents a unique opportunity to prepare for the industry’s grand reopening. Some of the questions that gaming organizations should be asking themselves in advance of the recovery include:
- What positions are “mission critical” for continuity of compliance programs and what are the retention strategies for those positions?
- Are there opportunities to enhance compliance processes and policies?
- How many former staff are expected to return, how many will be new and how will the organization attract experienced personnel?
- How will employee training be ramped up prior to opening the gaming floor?
- What can organizations do to clearly demonstrate to stakeholders – players, employees, shareholders, regulators and the public – that they are ready to open?
- Is new staff adequately familiar with, and prepared for, regulatory filing requirements?
Gaming organizations that have a footprint in both the online and land-based environments will likely be better positioned to ensure business and compliance program continuity, as the digital side of their business remains open. But make no mistake: while the industry is reeling from the fallout of the current pandemic, it should use this time to enhance its focus on compliance and anti-money laundering programs.
2020 AGM ANNOUNCEMENT – RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 2 TO 4, 2020
Please see the attached message regarding the rescheduling of the 2020 AGM.
Meaz Nour-Eldin WANTED FOR KIDNAPPING, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
In July 2019, a victim was kidnapped, assaulted, and held by multiple suspects while a ransom was demanded for release. The victim was subsequently located, and the suspects were charged with kidnapping.
Meaz Nour-Eldin is wanted by the Surrey RCMP detachment on a Canada-wide warrant for kidnapping, aggravated assault, unlawful confinement, and use of a firearm during the commission of an offence, as well as robbery and firearm offences. He has been evading arrest since July 2019. Furthermore, Nour-Eldin is wanted by the London Police Service on a separate case, also involving numerous charges, namely assault, trafficking in persons by recruiting, and obtaining sexual services for consideration.0_d95dc023d0-c531b28256-109426159