Liquor Licensee Handbook - Hours of Operation

Liquor Bulletin 

December 1, 2021

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is pleased to announce two upcoming policy updates to the hours that retailers can offer VLTs, effective December 1, 2021.

  • VLTs may be enabled anytime between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 a.m. This is consistent with the operational hours of Class A Minors Prohibited liquor licences; and
  • VLTs may also be enabled during those hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

With these policy updates, VLT retailers can have their VLTs operational earlier (at 9 a.m.) and/or offer VLTs on Christmas if you choose.

Unless contacted by our retailers, the VLTs will be disabled at 6 p.m. on December 24th and remain disabled on December 25th.

We would ask that an authorized staff member contact Hotline prior to December 22 via email at if you are planning to make changes to your VLT operational hours.