The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is promoting a holiday message to remind all Albertans that lottery products are not appropriate gifts to minors for Christmas or any time of year.
Buying, scratching and cashing in lottery products is reserved for adults only and is considered just as much a gambling activity like playing vlts.
“While lottery products make fun and engaging gifts, it is still considered gambling entertainment for adults that minors should not be participating in.” - Bill Robinson, President and CEO, AGLC.
Research has previously shown that nearly one fifth of Alberta parents reported that they had given their child a lottery ticket as a holiday or birthday gift. Gambling at an earlier age is also a risk factor associated with problem gambling later in life.
“It’s important for Albertans to know whether it’s the holiday season or any time of year, the AGLC encourages everyone not to purchase lottery products for minors.” said Robinson.
The AGLC’s holiday minor awareness campaign is part of an ongoing educational campaign to ensure both retailers and Albertans know they are key partners in helping to prevent underage gambling.
Review delivers flexible new liquor manufacturing policies focused on growth, innovation and efficiency
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is making changes to its manufacturing policies following a comprehensive policy review that resulted in 39 recommendations.
Effective immediately, the AGLC will:
- Eliminate the minimum production capacity requirements to make it easier to begin a manufacturing business and increase the diversification of products being produced in Alberta.
- Expand the types of products that can be produced in Alberta to allow manufacturers to be as efficient as possible in responding to consumer trends.
- Allow off-sales outlets to be operated at the location that best suits individual business needs to provide manufacturers with flexibility in their operations.
Criminal records checks for liquor licence and registration applicants - November 21, 2013
Starting January 1, 2014 all liquor applicants for a liquor licence (Classes A to E) or liquor agency registration will be required to submit their own criminal records checks as part of their applications. This requirement also applies to prospective new managers of licensed premises.
Conducting proper criminal records checks is vital to ensuring the integrity of the industry. The AGLC is introducing this step at application phase for liquor licence/registration applicants to ensure proper identity verification.
For more information, please contact the AGLC Licensing section at 780-447-8600.