The 4th annual Best Bar None Calgary Awards Night on June 15th at the Telus Spark recognized venues that demonstrate outstanding commitment to fun and safe drinking environments. This year’s winners include:
||Loco Lou’s Grill and Bar
||Jetz Bar and Lounge
Best Western Port O’ Call
||Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub
||Hudsons Canadian Tap House (Shawnessy)
||Casino Bar at Cash Casino
||The Den & Black Lounge
(University of Calgary)
“Congratulations to all the winners and accredited venues who continue to make a positive difference to Calgary’s nightlife,” said Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. “The AGLC is proud to work with industry and our partners in growing Best Bar None to show patrons our joint commitment to safety and responsible customer service.”… more.
As of July 1, 2015, the AGLC will be responsible for ensuring that casinos and RECs comply with the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), associated Regulations and FINTRAC guidelines. As a result, the AGLC has created the Anti-Money Laundering Program to ensure all casinos collect and report key casino transaction information to the AGLC consistently and accurately.
Patrons will ultimately see a change in what information they need to provide and when they are asked to provide it. These changes will help us to ensure all Alberta gaming facilities continue to offer safe entertainment experiences for patrons.
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Liquor Agency Portal – a more convenient way to do business with the AGLC - June 8, 2015
Registered liquor agencies can now use a new online application for their product registration, pricing changes, and communication with the AGLC. Liquor Agency Portal replaces the previous online service for agencies, and it allows users to do their regular business with the AGLC much faster and much easier.
The new portal was specifically designed to meet the needs of the agencies. Some of the tasks that agencies are able to do using the new service include instant supplier registration, large/multiple price changes, and transfer of multiple forms to the AGLC.
The Liquor Agency Portal is an efficient business solution for liquor agencies, and the AGLC encourages all agencies to use it. Registered liquor agencies interested in signing up for the Liquor Agency Portal, please contact Andrea Kicia at 780-447-8735 or email@example.com.
Best Bar None program focuses on venues’ commitment towards safety and responsible service
St. Albert… Fifty-two Calgary bars, clubs, pubs, lounges and casinos received 2015 Best Bar None accreditation for their commitment to high service and safety standards.
“This year we saw a large jump in accredited city venues due to growing industry-wide support to create environments of responsible and safe alcohol consumption,” said Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, AGLC. “AGLC’s continued partnership with industry and partners are making a positive difference to help Calgary’s nightspots be both safer and fun.”
The number of Best Bar None accredited venues in Calgary went up from 33 to 52 this year.
Accreditation criteria cover a wide range of issues that well-managed premises should be aware of and address. As part of the accreditation process, all premises are assessed to ensure they meet the specific standards related to safe operations and responsible management… more.
AGLC authorizes early liquor service during the Calgary Stampede - June 1, 2015
The Calgary Stampede is a highlight of summer in our province, and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is helping enhance the experience by introducing more flexible liquor rules throughout the festivities. Bars, restaurants and lounges in the City of Calgary will have the option of beginning liquor service at 8 a.m. during the 2015 Stampede (July 3 to 12).… more.