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AGLC 2014-15 Annual Report and Charitable Gaming in Review now available - December 10, 2015

Our 2014-15 Annual Report demonstrates the AGLC’s continued commitment to ensuring the integrity of Alberta’s gaming and liquor industries, generating revenue for the province and the people of Alberta, while recognizing and responding to the social impacts of our products and services. As noted in the report, more than $1.5 billion from provincial gaming was placed in the Alberta Lottery Fund and nearly $766 million went to the General Revenue Fund from liquor and licensing operations.

Additionally, the Charitable Gaming in Review provides important insight into Alberta’s charitable gaming model, defining which groups are eligible for gaming licences and how charitable gaming funds are used. This report also details the amount of revenue generated by charities from each gaming activity and how the province maintains the integrity of gaming activities. In 2014-15, Alberta charities earned $342 million through charitable gaming activities.

Lottery products: A joy to give, but not to kids - December 7, 2015

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is promoting a holiday message to remind all Albertans that lottery products are not appropriate gifts to minors for Christmas or any time of year.

Buying, scratching and cashing in lottery products is reserved for adults only and is considered just as much a gambling activity as playing vlts.

While lottery tickets and scratch cards are a joy to give, they are gambling activities for adults and not for kids,” said Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. “Whether it’s the holiday season or any time of year, the AGLC encourages everyone not to purchase lottery products for minors.

Research has previously shown that nearly one fifth of Alberta parents reported that they had given their child a lottery ticket as a holiday or birthday gift. Gambling at an earlier age is also a risk factor associated with problem gambling later in life.

The AGLC’s holiday minors awareness campaign is part of an ongoing educational campaign to ensure both retailers and Albertans know they are key partners in helping to prevent underage gambling.

The AGLC is committed to providing safe and responsible gaming entertainment options for Alberta players. The AGLC also supports provincial efforts to reduce gambling-related harm, with a goal to enable Albertans to make positive choices for themselves and enjoy gambling activities in a fun and responsible way.

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Best Bar None Edmonton celebrates the very best in Edmonton’s nightlife - November 26, 2015

Sixty-seven Edmonton bars, clubs, pubs and lounges received Best Bar None accreditation for their commitment to high service and safety standards.

Venues that demonstrated outstanding commitment to make their nightspot a safer environment were recognized at the 6th annual Best Bar None Edmonton Awards on November 26 at the Coast Edmonton Hotel. This year’s winners include:

  • Bar/Lounge: OTR Kitchen+ Bar
  • Hotel Bar: The Lion’s Head Pub – Radisson Edmonton South
  • Restaurant and Bar: Teddy’s Palace
  • Pub: Hudsons Canadian Tap House (Whyte Avenue)
  • Large Pub: O’Byrne’s Irish Pub
  • Club: The Ranch Roadhouse
  • Campus: The Nest Taphouse Grill
  • Casino: River Cree Resort and Casino

A new category, Event Venue, was introduced successfully this year with several locations earning accreditation. In 2016, all venues in this category will compete for an award.

Congratulations to all the winners and accredited venues who continue to make a positive difference to Edmonton’s nightlife,” said Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC).  “The AGLC is proud to work with the industry and our partners in growing Best Bar None to show patrons our joint commitment to safety and responsible customer service.”

These establishments honoured here have shown their commitment to best business practices and care for their patrons,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “I’d like to thank all of the award winners and nominees. You are helping keep Edmonton safe and strengthening our local economy.

The value of Best Bar None lies in the fact that those bars that meet stringent standards have demonstrated that they are responsibly managed, and that they are committed to ensuring their patrons can socialize in a clean, safe, well-managed establishment,“ said Brian Simpson, Deputy Chief, Edmonton Police Service.

Best Bar None is an accreditation and awards program for liquor-licensed venues that aims to reduce alcohol-related problems by:

  • encouraging nightspots to adopt best practices related to customer safety and responsible levels of alcohol;
  • giving nightspots the tools to be better prepared for any violent incidents; and
  • building positive relationships between the industry, enforcement, agencies, government and community.

Edmontonians can determine if a venue is Best Bar None accredited by a plaque and door signage on display within the premises informing patrons and area residents of their participation in the program.

Best Bar None is a partnership between the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Service with support from the Alberta Safer Bars Council. For a full list of accredited venues for Best Bar None Edmonton, visit bestbarnone.ab.ca.

Best Bar None Awards celebrate the very best in Grande Prairie’s nightlife - November 18, 2015

Six Grande Prairie bars, clubs, and lounges received their 2015 Best Bar None (BBN) accreditation for their commitment to high customer service and safety standards. The 2nd annual Best Bar None Grande Prairie Awards Night on November 18th at the Teresa Sargent Hall also recognized venues that demonstrate outstanding commitment to fun and safe drinking environments. This year’s winners include:

  • Overall Winner - Better Than Fred’s
  • Crown and Anchor Pub
  • Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club
  • Maddhatters Liquid Lounge
  • The Den Pub and Carvery
  • Casino Category - Great Northern Casino

Congratulations to all the winners and accredited venues who continue to make a positive difference to Grande Prairie’s nightlife,” said Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC). “The AGLC is proud to work with the industry and our partners in growing Best Bar None to show patrons our joint commitment to safety and responsible customer service.”

Accreditation criteria covers 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 on a yearly basis to ensure they meet the specific standards related to safe operations and responsible management.

"Council knows Grande Prairie residents expect to be able to enjoy a night out with friends in a safe environment and that's why we are so proud to support programs like Best Bar None” said Mayor Bill Given, City of Grande Prairie. “The establishments that have achieved BBN accreditation are showing that they are just as committed to patron safety as we are and they deserve to be recognized for that.

Best Bar None is an accreditation and awards program for liquor-licensed venues that aims to reduce alcohol-related problems by:

  • encouraging nightspots to adopt best practices related to customer safety and responsible levels of alcohol;
  • giving nightspots the tools to be better prepared for any violent incidents; and
  • building positive relationships between the industry, enforcement, agencies, government and community.

The Grande Prairie community can determine if a venue is Best Bar None accredited by a plaque and door signage on display within the premises informing patrons and area residents of their participation in the program. Best Bar None is a partnership between the AGLC and the City of Grande Prairie with support from the Alberta Safer Bars Council.

Alberta Woman Wins $544,542 Slot Jackpot - October 30, 2015

The forecast is looking hot for Helen Davies, who is taking her incredible $544,542 Fortune’s Heat winnings and heading to Mexico with family to soak up some sunshine and celebrate.

Helen was at the Cash Casino Calgary on Wednesday night to celebrate her daughter’s birthday with dinner and a show, when she decided to play the Fortune’s Heat province-wide progressive slot. The 61-year-old from the Municipal District of Foothills says she was shocked when she found out she’d hit the jackpot.

“You’d think I’d be so excited that I’d scream or jump around, but it was like I was in a trance,” she says. “I was absolutely flabbergasted. I said to my daughter, ‘I’m glad you were born – you gave me good luck!’ This money is like a gift from heaven.”

When Helen called her husband from the casino to share the exciting news, he didn’t believe her.

“My husband was already in bed,” she laughs. “I said, ‘Why would I call you to wake you up if I was joking?’”

Helen already had a Mexico trip planned with two of her daughters and her sister, and says she will share her good fortune by paying for their vacation.

“I’m going to celebrate by getting on the plane to Mexico. I’m retired and this money will also help my husband and me pay off our mortgage. I also want to travel and give some money to my kids.”

In Alberta, net proceeds from vlts, electronic bingo, lottery tickets and slot machines like Fortune’s Heat are placed in the Alberta Lottery Fund. Last year the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission contributed $1.5 billion to the fund. This money is used to support thousands of volunteer, public and community-based initiatives each year. Whether you visit a health facility, attend a cultural event or check out a book at a local library, gaming dollars are often at work behind the scenes, making a positive impact in the lives of all Albertans.

When playing Fortune’s Heat, always remember to know your limit and play within it.

See photos from Helen’s cheque presentation on facebook.

Liquor markup increase - October 27, 2015

On October 27, 2015, the Government of Alberta announced an increase in liquor mark-up. The new rates are effective as of October 28, 2015.

The liquor mark-up increase is a 24-cent per litre increase on spirits, wine and refreshment beverages, and a 5-cent per litre increase for beers receiving the standard mark-up.

Additionally, Budget 2015 includes changes to the small brewer mark-up policy to focus the program on breweries that are located in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan — provinces that are party to the New West Partnership.

Budget 2015 also includes the introduction of a small distiller mark-up policy, which will include a new lower mark-up rate for Alberta’s small distilleries (producing under 10,000 hectolitres a year). More information on this new policy will be available as it is implemented.

For more details, please refer to the:

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week encourages gambling for entertainment - October 14, 2015

Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC), issued the following statement acknowledging Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (October 12-18).

“Promoting healthy gaming environments is a shared responsibility of the AGLC, and our industry and community partners. Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is an opportunity to further educate Albertans about the importance of gambling as a form of entertainment, and not as a way to make money.”
- Bill Robinson, President and CEO
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

Don’t get played, use your GameSense! - October 8, 2015

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) today launched GameSense, a responsible gambling program that will provide Albertans with the opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of gambling while enjoying it as a form of entertainment.

“GameSense represents the AGLC’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility in gaming environments. This proactive program provides an opportunity to educate Albertans about healthy gambling behaviours and making informed choices. GameSense will help provide a higher level of awareness about responsible gambling resources and tools available in gaming venues.”
- Bill Robinson, President and CEO
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

New Board Chair appointed to Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission  - October 7, 2015

St. Albert… Susan Green has been appointed Chair of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) Board. In addition to Green’s appointment, Ken Knowles joins the AGLC Board as a member. Both appointments are effective immediately.

“The appointments of Ms. Green and Mr. Knowles represent the next generation of leadership coming forward at the AGLC. With new perspectives and wide-ranging experience at the decision-making table, I am confident our gaming and liquor industries will continue to be managed in a way that benefits all Albertans.”
- Honourable Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

In her position as Board Chair, and through work with the AGLC Board and the organization, Green will be responsible for overseeing the performance of the AGLC, setting strategic directions for the gaming and liquor industries in Alberta, and conducting hearings. 

Green was the successful candidate in an open competition that was conducted by an executive search firm in consultation with the Alberta Public Service’s Corporate Human Resources.

Ken Knowles’ experience includes 40 years in the racing, gaming, entertainment and exhibition industries.

“Both appointments are a positive development for the AGLC as the organization continues to modernize business operations and strengthen relationships with our many stakeholders.”
- Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

Instant Ticket Vending Machine Pilot - September 18, 2015

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) and Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) are pilot testing 20 Instant Ticket Vending Machines in Calgary and Edmonton over the next year.

The intent of the pilot is to test whether Albertans 18 and over are interested in using this leading-edge, self-service technology as an additional, convenient method of purchasing scratch tickets.

This project ties into the AGLC’s commitment to meeting evolving customer expectations and improving entertainment options while being mindful of our commitment to integrity and social responsibility.

Smirnoff Ice Coolers pulled from retail shelves - September 4, 2015

Some lot codes of several varieties of Smirnoff Ice Coolers are being removed from retail shelves because some bottles have been found to contain glass particles. The recall from sale is a precautionary measure because the product does not currently comply with federal food regulations.

To date, the AGLC has not received any complaints about this product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a nation-wide recall for Smirnoff Ice Coolers containing glass particles. For more information about this recall, please refer to the CFIA’s website.

Note to liquor licensees:

If you carry any Smirnoff Ice Coolers, please review this recall notice and follow the instructions outlined in the notice to pull the affected lot numbers from sale in a timely manner. If you have any questions about this recall, contact Tamara Tchir, Quality Control Clerk, at 780-447-8894 or recall@aglc.ca

Alberta woman wins $1.77 million Diamond Millions jackpot - July 14, 2015

Debbie has more than a million reasons to love Alberta’s Diamond Millions progressive slot machine. Debbie says she was at the Jackpot Casino in Red Deer with her husband for lunch on July 8 when she decided to play $20.

“At first I thought I won a thousand dollars, and then realized I’d hit the jackpot – it was so shocking!” she says.

As for Debbie’s plans for the dazzling $1,774,493.19 windfall?

“We’re buying a house!” she says. “Actually, we were already in the process of buying a new home so this money couldn’t have come at a better time. It won’t change who I am – it will just make life so much easier.”

Debbie is the 12th person in Alberta to win more than $1 million playing Diamond Millions since 2012. Diamond Millions can be found at all casinos and Racing Entertainment Centres in Alberta, and the jackpot has been reset to $1 million and will keep growing until we have another winner!

In Alberta, net proceeds from vlts, electronic bingo, lottery tickets and slot machines like Diamond Millions are placed in the Alberta Lottery Fund. Last year alone, in 2013-14, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission contributed $1.5 billion to the fund. This money is used to support thousands of volunteer, public and community-based initiatives each year. Whether you visit a health facility, attend a cultural event or check out a book at a local library, Alberta Lottery Fund dollars are often at work behind the scenes, making a positive impact in the lives of all Albertans.

See photos from Debbie’s cheque presentation on Facebook.

Best Bar None Awards celebrate the very best in Calgary’s nightlife - June 15, 2015

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:

Bar/Lounge:
Loco Lou’s Grill and Bar
Hotel/Restaurant Lounge: Jetz Bar and Lounge
Best Western Port O’ Call Hotel
Pub:   Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub
Large Pub: Hudsons Canadian Tap House (Shawnessy)
Club: Ranchman’s Cookhouse and DanceHall
Casino: Casino Bar at Cash Casino
Campus Pub: The Den & Black Lounge (U 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.

AGLC’s new Anti-Money Laundering Program - June 10, 2015

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.

Want to know more? Check out this FAQ.

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 andrea.kicia@aglc.ca.

52 reasons to celebrate the best of Calgary’s nightlife - June 2, 2015

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).

Licensees are expected to continue to offer service in a socially responsible way to ensure the safety of their patrons during these special hours. Licensees do not have to apply for this particular extension, which applies to early service only – closing hours for liquor service are not changing and all other rules guiding the service remain in effect.

The AGLC has granted early liquor service hours for special events for years, from pancake breakfasts at the Stampede to large sporting events like the Olympics. As a result of past success, Class A, B and C licensees on the parade route can contact the AGLC to request early liquor service hours of 7 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. for the Parade Day (July 3). If a group is holding a special event, they still need to apply for a liquor licence. Hours for special events are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Casino Table Game Hours Review - May 14, 2015

It’s been just over a year since the AGLC changed policy to permit extended table game operating hours of 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. in Alberta casinos.

The AGLC has reached out to all Alberta casino advisors and almost 2,000 charitable and religious groups to find out how these extended hours are working for our stakeholders.

If you are a charitable or religious organization that did not receive an email and would like to provide feedback, please contact Matt Becigneul, Manager of Strategic Policy at matt.becigneul@aglc.ca or 780-447-8952.

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino - April 1, 2015

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission would like to congratulate the new Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Balzac on its official opening today. This new entertainment complex features a horse racing track, a gaming floor, off-track betting, a lounge and a restaurant. Horse racing is scheduled to start on April 25.

Like all Racing Entertainment Centres in Alberta, this facility will benefit all Albertans by contributing a portion of its revenue to the Alberta Lottery Fund to help support volunteer, nonprofit, public and community-based initiatives. In 2013-14, almost $1.5 billion in provincial gaming revenue went into the Alberta Lottery Fund.

The AGLC received the application for this Racing Entertainment Centre before the Board placed a moratorium on new gaming facilities. The application therefore continued through the licensing process.

For more information about this new facility, please visit Century Downs' website.

Liquor mark-up increase - March 26, 2015

On March 26, 2015, the Government of Alberta announced an increase in liquor mark-up. The new rates are effective as of March 27, 2015.

The increase is a 22-cent per litre increase for most products. The exceptions are products from the smallest breweries, and products from cottage wineries that sell at farmers’ gates/markets, with no increase. Mid-sized breweries have an increase of 11 cents per litre applied to their products. Alberta’s liquor mark-up rates remain among the lowest in the country.

For more details, please refer to the:

750ml Santa Julia Pinot Grigio wines pulled from retail shelves - March 25, 2015

Santa Julia Pinot Grigio wine, in a 750ml bottle, is being removed from sale at all retail locations because the product contains elevated levels of copper sulphate. The recall from sale is a precautionary measure because the product does not currently comply with federal food regulations.

According to Health Canada, copper sulphate, in specific concentration, is an allowed food additive for wines. For more information on food additives and related regulations, please refer to the Health Canada’s website. To date, no complaints or injuries related to consumption of this specific wine have been reported in Alberta.

Note to liquor licensees:
If you carry this particular wine, please review this recall notice and follow the instructions outlined in the notice to pull the Lot Numbers #L14-245 and #L14-246 from sale in a timely manner. If you have any questions about this recall, contact Tamara Tchir, Quality Control Clerk, at 780-447-8894 or recall@aglc.ca.

Reports of arsenic in Californian wines - March 25, 2015

Media reports suggest that several brands of wines originating in California may contain high levels of arsenic. Some of these brands are available in Alberta. Please note that, to date, the AGLC has not received any complaints or reports of Californian wines containing arsenic at unsafe levels.

The AGLC is committed to ensuring liquor products available for sale in Alberta are safe to consume, and on a regular basis works with liquor suppliers, other liquor jurisdictions, and federal agencies responsible for the safety of food and liquor products on quality control issues. When liquor products do not follow Canadian food guidelines or are deemed unsafe for consumption, the AGLC issues product recalls.

According to Health Canada, arsenic is a naturally occurring chemical element that can be found in very low levels in many foods. In wines, for example, there are two main sources of arsenic:

  • arsenic naturally occurring in soil that gets into the grapes, and
  • arsenic contained in pesticides.

If you have a complaint about any of the identified wines as being potentially unsafe, contact the AGLC immediately at 780-447-8832.

Lottery prize scams - February 24, 2015

If you ever receive an email, a letter, a message on social media, or telephone call "from the AGLC" or "from the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC)" saying that you are the winner of a lottery prize, please disregard it immediately. The AGLC and WCLC do not contact individuals to alert them of winnings or request money to claim a lottery prize.

These acts are being sent by criminals trying to steal from you. Please do not respond, and protect yourself from being a victim of fraud or theft.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know has been the victim of a lottery scam, contact your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (1-888-495-8501 or info@antifraudcentre.ca), an anti-fraud task force comprising members of several Canadian police organizations, including the RCMP. WCLC.com also has more information on identifying lottery scams.

Gaming Facilities Moratorium Extended Indefinitely - February 18, 2015

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is responsible for ensuring that the growth of Alberta’s gaming industry is carefully controlled and well managed so that it can maximize the benefits returned to Albertans.

Since 2008, the AGLC Board has been deferring consideration of new casino and Racing Entertainment Centre (REC) licences. At its meeting on January 22, 2015, the Board decided to extend this moratorium indefinitely in order to help prevent market oversaturation and to protect charitable revenue. Therefore, at this time, the AGLC is not accepting applications for new casino or REC facilities.

Public service announcements on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - February 9, 2015

AGLC is partnering with CTV Two to promote greater general awareness on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

A series of 12 public service announcement videos will be produced for broadcast and educational use that will focus on understanding the science behind FASD and those affected by the disorder. The series will run the entire 2015 year during various programs on CTV 2. The videos will also be posted on FASD Alberta’s website.

Update on Shooting at Apex Casino - January 19, 2015

A tragic incident occurred this weekend at the Apex Casino in St. Albert. Two RCMP officers were injured in the line of duty. Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues of the RCMP members who were injured in this horrible event. It is yet another reminder of the dangers facing those who are committed to protecting our communities.

This was a traumatic experience for the staff and owners of Apex, a proud, family-run business, and staff are receiving support from the RCMP Victims Services Unit.  The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) did not have staff working at the casino, however as a member of the St. Albert community and as close partners with the RCMP, we share in the community’s heartache over this tragedy.

It should be noted that there is no remaining threat as this incident was not related to gaming operations and was isolated. While a tragedy of this nature can occur anywhere, due to the severity of the incident, the AGLC will conduct a thorough examination of our security policies and procedures as soon as we are able in order to learn if improvements can be made.

The Apex Casino has reopened and the AGLC is continuing to provide support for the ongoing investigations.

- Bill Robinson, President and CEO
  Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

Update from AGLC - January 17, 2015

Our hearts and prayers are with all of those involved in the incident at the Apex Casino in St. Albert.

The casino will remain closed while the investigation is underway. The AGLC will continue to support the RCMP in any way possible.

 

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