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2010 News Archive

  • AGLC Board sets policy on high-alcohol beer - December 16, 2010
    Edmonton...The Board of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) has approved a new policy to cover high-alcohol content beers to bring them in line with other high-alcohol products. New mark-up rates take effect December 17, 2010.
  • Accreditation and awards recognize the best of Best Bar None
        - November 17, 2010
    Edmonton... The Best Bar None awards were handed out at the TransAlta Arts Barns on November 16 by Frank Oberle, Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security, responsible for the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, Councillor Jane Batty and Superintendent Neil Dubord of the Edmonton Police Service.
  • Best Bar None recognizes licensed venues for safety, service
       - November 5, 2010
    Edmonton... Licensed establishments in Edmonton are being recognized for higher safety and customer service standards by the Best Bar None (BBN) program. This week 38 pubs, clubs, bars and lounges received accreditation through this voluntary program.
  • 2009-10 Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
    Annual Reports released
    - November 3, 2010
    AGLC has released the 2009-10 AGLC Annual Report and the annual Charitable Gaming in Alberta (2009-10 in Review). Both are now available in our Publications section.
  • Albertans recognize Responsible Gambling Awareness Week,
    October 18-24
    - October 15, 2010
    Responsible Gambling Awareness Week focuses on educating Albertans on how to be responsible gamblers and how to access problem gambling prevention and treatment programs.
    "This government is committed to providing Albertans with information about responsible gambling," said Frank Oberle, Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security, responsible for the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC). "The goal of the week is to create awareness for the many responsible gambling programs available across the province, as well as to let gamblers know where they can find help if they need it."
  • Further analysis needed for aspects of charitable gaming model
       - October 12, 2010
    A thorough review of charitable gaming policies for wait times, distribution of proceeds and volunteer requirements is being referred to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) for further research. The MLA Advisory Committee report, released today, outlines complex issues in finding a fair and equitable solution for all eligible charities in Alberta. In the meantime, existing AGLC policies remain unchanged.
  • Beware lottery scams - August 25, 2010
    Albertans are advised not to reply to emails informing them they have won money from a group claiming to be the "Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission" or "Alberta Lottery Fund & Prize America". The Alberta Lottery Fund provides financial support to community-based organizations from provincial gaming revenue. It is not a lottery program that people can enter to win prizes.
  • SMART Training Programs get smarter - July 1, 2010
    The most recent enhancement of the SMART Training Programs, which help ensure responsible liquor and gaming, comes in the form of an alignment of certification timelines. This means all programs will have the same ‘required-by’ date and the same ‘good-until’ date.
  • New program to create a safe night out at bars, pubs and clubs
       - June 21, 2010
    Edmonton...Setting high standards for bars to reduce alcohol-related crime and help Edmonton residents enjoy a safe evening out is the goal of a new program being launched in Edmonton. For more information, read the News Release and Backgrounder or visit bestbarnone.ab.ca.
  • ProTect security staff training is now available online - April 01, 2010
    If you work in security in a Class A licensed bar, lounge or nightclub you already know you need to have mandatory ProTect training. But did you know it’s now more convenient to earn your ProTect training card?
  • Haven’t received your ProServe certificate yet? No problem.
       - February 03, 2010
    Due to the high number of people taking their ProServe training in December 2009 to meet the mandatory deadline, processing of certificates has been backlogged. However, there are options available for you to obtain temporary proof that you’ve taken the ProServe training program. To learn more, go to proserve.aglc.ca.
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