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Modernization choices Albertans can trust

For nearly 25 years, AGLC has been recognized as a regulatory leader in Alberta’s gaming, liquor and now cannabis industries. AGLC continues to seek stakeholder feedback and implement improvements to ensure policies are meeting industry’s needs.

AGLC’s continued dedication to reviewing and updating policies demonstrates our deep commitment to a modern regulatory environment that supports consumer choice, innovation and economic growth. See below for a list of AGLC’s modernization achievements over recent years.

Modernization timeline

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  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
2020

Liquor Licensee Handbook updates ease regulatory requirements for licensees

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Sale of mixed drinks for off-site consumption

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Off-premises “virtual” liquor tastings

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More flexibility for commercial bingo

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Expedited licensing process for liquor agencies

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Complimentary sealed liquor samples for off-site consumption

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Liquor manufacturers to store finished product off-site

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Simplified licensing for limousines and large format bikes

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Farmers’ and seasonal markets eligible for liquor licences

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Hotels accommodated to provide unique liquor service experiences to guests

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Bus tours may accommodate liquor consumption

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Gaming policy expansions for progressive jackpots

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Amendments made to the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act and Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Regulation

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Streamlined administrative processes support casinos and racing entertainment centres

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Expanded fundraising opportunities provide charities with more flexibility

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More liquor license opportunities for patios

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Charities have greater opportunities to fundraise through raffles

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Greater flexibility for Alberta estate manufacturers

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Enhanced security for cannabis delivery and returns

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Liquor and cannabis application process now easier

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More flexibility with liquor tastings

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Eased regulation supports casinos and racing entertainment centres

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Greater efficiencies for liquor and cannabis licensing applicants

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Policy amendments support Alberta liquor manufacturers

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Cannabis products may transfer between stores

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Liquor may be sold through take-out or delivery

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Improved flexibility for entertainment in licensed premises

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Web-based portal helps liquor manufacturers submit transactions

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Amendments provide more flexibility to casinos and racing entertainment centres

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2019

Liquor and cannabis retailers and establishments may open Christmas Day

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Domestic breweries have more options to store and distribute products

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Reduced requirements for liquor delivery service records

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More opportunities to obtain Class B liquor licences

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Approved liquor service and consumption on large format bikes

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Connect Logistics Services announced as the operator for Alberta’s liquor warehousing and distribution network

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Removed unnecessary requirements for casinos and racing entertainment centres

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More eligibility for small liquor manufacturers

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Expanded payment options for charities

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More opportunities for hotel liquor licensees

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Consultation yields larger prize pool for slot tournament players

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Streamlined special event licence policies

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Host First Nations casinos are now able to cost-recover fundraising activities

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Small liquor manufacturers may sell products at artisan markets

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Amended policy supports cash deposits for lottery and VLT retailers

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Simplified policies for special event licences

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Consultation resulted in increased wages for casino advisors

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2018

More support for small liquor manufacturers

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Increased opportunities for charities

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More opportunities for charitable groups to fundraise

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Reduced licence fees for bingo events and pull-tickets

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Customers to make their own beer, wine and ciders on-site

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Liquor manufacturers may infuse liquor to create specialty drinks

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New liquor distribution centre creates efficiencies

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Clarified policy creates opportunities for liquor licensees

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Improved process related to faulty product claims

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Increased revenue for casinos, racing entertainment centres and charities

Horse Racing at Racing Entertainment Centres

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Amended policy supports licensees with liquor tastings

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Charitable groups have more flexibility with gaming proceeds

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Enhanced liquor licensing opportunities for spas, salons and barbershops

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