British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

June 17, 2009 16:00 ET

British Columbia Lottery Corporation: New Gaming Facility Promises Great Entertainment in Abbotsford

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - A new entertainment centre has opened its doors in Abbotsford, British Columbia. BCLC and Playtime Community Gaming Centres Inc. are pleased to announce the official opening of Chances Abbotsford to the public on June 18, 2009, featuring the latest in gaming options and great amenities.

"BCLC would like to thank the City of Abbotsford for its support and is proud to work with Playtime Community Gaming Centres Inc. to open this new outstanding facility," said Darryl Schiewe, BCLC's Vice President of Casino and Community Gaming. "Whether customers would like to try a game of chance, get a bite to eat with friends or sit back and enjoy live music, there is something for everyone at Chances Abbotsford."

Located at 30835 Peardonville Road, this new 22,600 square foot facility offers 123 slot machines, two electronic Blackjack games, 192 touch screen bingo terminals, 66 paper bingo seats, and a variety of lottery products. In addition, players can socialize with friends and enjoy great food at the comfortable 40 seat bistro.

"Playtime Gaming is excited to open the doors to such a first-class gaming facility right here in Abbotsford," said Tom Nellis, CEO, Playtime Community Gaming Centres Inc. "Chances Abbotsford showcases a unique interior that reflects B.C.'s natural beauty making this a very special and attractive destination for both local guests and visitors alike."

BCLC contracts with Playtime Community Gaming Centres Inc. to provide day-to-day operational services for this facility. Chances Abbotsford replaces Abbotsford Bingo, which operated in the same location since 1986 and moved from Marshall Road where it operated from 1976.

BCLC is committed to revitalizing B.C.'s commercial bingo industry in a socially responsible manner by offering an exciting entertainment experience in first-class facilities. Chances Abbotsford will also feature a GamesSense Info Centre to provide customer education and support related to responsible play.

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