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Charitable groups can apply if their structure and programs follow AGLC policy.
An eligible charitable or religious group must:
These four criteria determine charitable purpose:
For more information on eligibility refer to the Charitable Gaming Policies Handbook.
If your group has not had a casino license before, you must complete this application:
Documents you will need (this checklist is on the application form to guide you):
There is no cost to submit an Eligibility for Gaming Licence application.
A complete application for casino licensing will take approximately six weeks to review. If there is any missing information, we will contact you by letter, email or phone call.
AGLC will provide the eligibility decision to you in writing.
Call AGLC to speak to an Eligibility Analyst:
The Charitable Gaming Policies Handbook has more information on:
AGLC sends information about casino events to:
AGLC mails information to the casino chairperson about the casino event, including:
AGLC assigns groups to casino events within one of 10 designated regions in Alberta. Only licensed groups based in Edmonton or Calgary may have casino events in those cities. AGLC assigns other groups to a different region or specific casino facility.
Wait times among the 10 casino regions vary from approximately one and a half years to more than three years.
AGLC sends information and instructions:
Groups must complete these forms and return them to AGLC at least 60 days before the casino event:
Groups that have a casino event must follow:
Each licensed group pays a casino advisor(s) to help the group with the casino event. The group needs one or two advisors, depending on the location. AGLC registers advisors who make sure the group follows the rules for the event. AGLC gives each group a list of registered advisors. The group selects the advisor(s) it wishes to hire for the event.
Not until a group completes a casino event, may it request another event. If the group chooses to continue, the group must complete this application: