BCLC reflects moderate net income growth over the fiscal plan period, from $1,284 million in 2017/18 to $1,314 million by 2019/20. Growth in net income is mainly attributed to a continued focus on innovation to retain existing players by supporting and enhancing existing products and to broaden the player base and engage new demographics of players by developing new content and experiences. The corporation continually manages costs and looks for ways to operate the business more efficiently and effectively.
For each year of the fiscal plan, government will distribute approximately $255 million (or approximately 20 per cent of the distribution paid to government) of its gaming income to charities and local governments. This distribution is $5 million more per year than Budget 2017. As well, $147 million of the gaming income retained by government will be allocated each year to the Health Special Account in support of health services.