The History of Northern Interior Communities Association and British Columbia Community Charitable Gaming Association.

In 1906 Gambling with decriminalized and put under federal control. Over time, this was adjusted to provincial control, and generated significant revenue which was funneled back into the province.

iStock_000018297387MediumBingo Associations were created in order to provide non-profits a way to support the casinos through volunteering and fund their programs. NICA operated as one such association, under the name Bonanza Charities Association. In 2010, a move was made by the provincial government to improve the lines of communication between the government and the non-profits. As such, Community Charitable Gaming Associations were created around the province.

Since then, the association, now under the name Northern Interior Communities Association, has been working to provide the northern and central BC area with information about Gaming Grants and Licenses. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!




We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.