Minister for Housing and Social Development Rich Coleman completed the announcement Thursday morning all along with officials from the government-owned B.C. Lottery Corporation.
Coleman said BCLC will make bigger its existing online gambling website, PlayNow.com, to include having a bet on casino games, bingo, sports, lotteries and other games, with the plan of generating about $100 million in the revenue.
The casino games offered on the expanded site contain slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and craps, with procedure to add peer-to-peer poker later on this year.
Other province has announced their intention to get into the online gambling market. Loto-Quebec, for occurrence, is expected to launch its online gambling site in September.