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Electronic Gaming and Lottery Model

VLT logoThe AGLC conducts and manages ticket lotteries and all electronic gaming devices (slot machines, VLTs and electronic bingo). These activities are delivered by independent retailers, private operators and bingo associations under retailer agreements. The AGLC supplies and maintains the electronic equipment used for tickets, slots, VLTs and electronic bingo.

Net proceeds from provincial gaming activities (Video Lottery Terminals [VLTs], slot machines, electronic bingo, and ticket lotteries) are deposited in the Alberta Lottery Fund. In 2011-12, the Alberta Lottery Fund received almost $1.5 billion in proceeds from provincial gaming.

The Alberta Lottery Fund supports programs, projects and foundations administered by various government ministries to benefit Alberta’s communities. The details of how these funds were used by the ministries are outlined in their annual reports. Expenditures from the Alberta Lottery Fund are authorized annually by the Provincial Legislature.

Read more about the Alberta Lottery Fund at albertalotteryfund.ca.

Sales and Proceeds

Gross profit from ticket lotteries, slot machines, Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) and electronic bingo was $2.19 billion in 2011-12, compared to $2.14 billion the previous year. Of this amount, costs of commissions for operators and charities and federal payments were $526 million. The AGLC’s gaming-related operating costs were $194 million. The net amount, almost $1.5 billion, was transferred to the Alberta Lottery Fund. The following table provides a breakdown for each gaming activity.

Revenues and Cost Allocation for Tickets, Slots,
VLTs and E-Bingo 2011-12

 
Slot Machines
VLTs
Ticket Lotteries
Electronic Bingo
2011-2012 Total
2010-2011 Total
Revenues
15,615.9
7,428.2
744.2
40.0
23,828.3
22,810.3
Prizes
14,394.8
6,834.4
380.8
27.6
21,637.6

20,075.4

Gross Profit
1,221.1
593.8
363.4
12.4
2,190.7
2,136.3
Commissions/Federal Payments
363.7
94.2
63.9
4.0
525.8
507.7
Net Revenue
857.4
499.6
299.5
8.4
1,664.9
1,628.6
Expenses
 
 
 
 
(193.9)
(187.9)
Net Operating Results
 
 
 
 
1,471.0
1,440.7

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