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– JUNE 9TH-11TH
BCLC and our partner PARQ Vancouver are honored to be hosting the 2020 AGM in Vancouver, BC June 9-11, 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.
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
Oregon casino closes after employee gets coronavirus
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of an American Indian reservation in Oregon shut down its casino and several other facilities Monday after an employee contracted coronavirus, and a state health official said the virus is likely circulating and will appear in additional locations in the state.
The employee of the Wildhorse Resort and Casino on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is hospitalized in Walla Walla, Washington, and is the third such case to emerge in Oregon, state and tribal officials said. The previous two other known cases occurred in the Portland area and had household contacts with each other, but the casino is 215 miles (350 kilometers) east of the city.
“With having three cases fairly quickly identified, two of which we can’t identify the specific source, that would indicate to us that this disease is circulating in our community and we will likely see additional cases,” Dean Sidelinger, state health officer and state epidemiologist, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
Meanwhile, dozens of employees of a hospital in a Portland suburb — Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center — have been quarantined at home after they may have had contact, unprotected, with the first Oregonian to come down with the virus, The Oregonian newspaper reported.
“Per current CDC guidelines, people who have had contact with COVID-19 patients are asked to maintain self-isolation at home for 14 days,” said Dr. Mary E. Giswold, associate director of Kaiser’s hospital and post-acute care.
Chuck Sams, communications director for the confederated tribes, said the tribe was informed Monday morning by Gov. Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority officials that an employee of the resort and casino had tested positive for the virus. The casino, an education facility, tribal elders community center and the cultural institute were being shut down for one to two days while they are disinfected. All community events on the reservation, home to about 3,000 people, are canceled for this week.
The man worked in a confined area of the casino operation and not with the general public, Sams said.
He had attended a youth basketball game at a gymnasium at the middle school in Weston, Oregon, on Saturday. School district officials have closed the gym and will clean it. Other spectators who may have been in a closed environment with the individual would be considered “low-risk” exposures, the state health authority said.
It is a mystery how the man came down with the coronavirus. He had not traveled to a part of the world with known cases of COVID-19, the health department said, saying in a statement that “it is considered a case of community transmission.”
Sidelinger said that means “we don’t know who that person is who gave this individual the infection.
“So it happened somewhere out in the community — by community it could have been their home, a business, another location, somewhere where they had close contact with someone who was ill. But we don’t know who that case was.”
Those who live in and around the 172,000-acre (70,000-hectare) reservation are worried.
“I think people have very strong concerns with this … but the tribe has tried to make sure that people are calm,” Sams said. “And we’re just trying to make sure that there’s an overabundance of precaution by these closures to clean facilities just so that we can ensure that the disease doesn’t spread.”
Clackamas County, near Portland and the home of an elementary school where one of the other COVID-19 patients worked, declared a state of emergency. The declaration by the county board of commissioners allows the county to seek additional resources from the state.
B.C. tells inquiry money laundering has warped economy, fuelled opioid crisis
Money laundering has distorted British Columbia’s economy, fuelled the opioid crisis and overheated the real estate market, the province argued at the start of an inquiry into the criminal activity on Monday.