In early 2019, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) started a review of the province's charitable gaming model.
This review will help inform decisions about how the model can be updated and strengthened to ensure that Albertans and their communities benefit from charitable gaming proceeds. This is the first significant review since 2010.
The review will focus on key areas raised by organizations in the past several years, such as:
- Eligibility criteria for charitable organizations;
- Charitable organizations’ use of proceeds from gaming events;
- Volunteer requirements in traditional casinos; and
- Distribution of charitable gaming proceeds from charitable casino events.
The first phase of the review is targeted at licensed charitable organizations to enable AGLC to better understand the main issues important to them. It will begin in January 2019 and include an online survey along with consultation with regional stakeholder working groups throughout the province. For more info on the survey go to Events.
The second phase of the review will be open to all Albertans and begin in mid-2019. Anyone who is interested in having their voice heard about charitable gaming in Alberta will be welcome to submit feedback.
This phase will include town halls (both over the phone and in-person), online surveys and written submissions.
Continue to monitor aglc.ca/charitablegaming for updates.