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News Release

Albertans are ready for single event sports betting

“As the puck is set to drop on single event sports wagering in Canada, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) is eagerly awaiting the effective date of Bill C-218, the recently passed federal legislation, which would allow players to wager on the outcome of one event, should they choose. 

AGLC has long supported modernizing federal gambling laws and is looking forward to the day that legal aged Albertans can have the opportunity to place new and unique wagers on their favourite sporting events. Currently, Albertans are unable to bet on the outcome of a single event, such as this week’s CFL kickoff or the final week of the Olympic games.
AGLC is continuing to work with industry stakeholders to offer sports wagering in destination facilities throughout Alberta. 

AGLC and Play Alberta are also excited to add sports betting, including single event options, to the website later in 2021, which will further enhance the players’ experience while presenting exciting and relevant gambling entertainment options on Alberta’s only, regulated online gambling website. 

The best in class, GameSense responsible gambling program will be an integral part of sports betting in Alberta. Play Alberta has integrated GameSense online, which gives players access to tools and resources that support healthy gambling choices. The website offers features such as loss, bet and daily session limits while AGLC’s Self-Exclusion Program is available for anyone that may need additional help. 

The Play Alberta Support Centre is available through chat, phone or email, should players or those with questions about the website or need further information.”

Kandice Machado, Acting President & CEO, AGLC

AGLC is mandated to ensure the province’s gaming industry is carefully managed to maximize the benefits to Albertans. In 2019-20, over $1.4 billion in net gaming income was generated for the General Revenue Fund, which is used to support programs and services that Albertans rely on every day.

Albertans can stay up-to-date with new developments on PlayAlberta.ca by visiting the website or following @PlayAlbertaCA on Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned to aglc.ca for further updates on sports betting in Alberta. 
 

Related information

PlayAlberta.ca
GameSenseAB.ca

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