Bingo halls

Bingo facility licence

AGLC may issue a licence for a bingo facility when bingo is conducted in a facility four or more days a week.

Licence application

The bingo facility must provide a licence application every two years:

The bingo facility must provide an annual update of its executive or if there are any changes.

Bingo Licensee Terms & Conditions - Charities 

Community bingo events occur three or fewer days a week. A group that wants to have bingo events in its own facility must follow:

Opening a new bingo facility

In early 2021, AGLC introduced a market-based facility licensing approach for casinos, racing entertainment centres (RECs) and bingo halls.

This new process allows AGLC to identify opportunity for incremental growth within Alberta’s mature gaming market. AGLC will periodically conduct a market analysis that may identify specific areas of opportunities for overall growth in the province. AGLC may request expressions of interest for proposals that target commercially viable opportunities and initiate the new four-step process for licensing new gaming facilities.

AGLC will initiate this the four-step process, which includes:

  • Request for Expression of Interest and Application Process
  • Applicant Selection
  • Community Support; and
  • Construction and Licensing

Details on the four-step market-based facility licensing process is available in:

Bingo facility expansion or relocation

A bingo facility that wants to expand or move must follow: