Since 2008, the AGLC Board has been deferring consideration of new casino and Racing Entertainment Centre (REC) licences.
At its meeting on January 22, 2015, the Board decided to extend this moratorium indefinitely. Therefore, at this time, the AGLC is not accepting applications for new casino or REC facilities.
In Alberta, there
are currently 24 casino facilities throughout the province. The
expansion of gaming is carefully managed and controlled. Even
though the majority of casinos are privately owned and operated,
all requests for new facilities as well as the expansion and
relocation of existing facilities must be approved and licensed
by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.
To request approval for a tournament associated with a table game operation, the casino facility licensee must submit a Casino
Tournament Approval Application to the AGLC.
Table game tournaments (such as Texas hold 'em, blackjack, etc.) may be legally conducted only by licensed casino facility operators.
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