Alberta gaming regulator now accepting proposals for retail sports betting

Alberta gaming regulator now accepting proposals for retail sports betting

Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis have begun requesting bids for retail sports betting, inviting interested providers to apply.

Sports betting operations may soon launch in Alberta

Alberta eyeing regulation of sports betting 

The AGLC notes that it has maintained contact with casino sector representatives and the Alberta Sports Coalition, which represents the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Stampeders, and Edmonton Elks. The authority will continue to watch other provincial lottery markets and will solicit input from the Alberta sports betting industry to increase vendor options responsibly in the future.

The regulator states that it is working toward the availability of retail and online sports betting alternatives and mobile expansions by 2022. The AGLC notes that the first step in this process is “looking for two proponents to provide some flexibility and options” but will explore additional chances as the market develops.

Vendor proposals will close on January 31, 2022, and the successful entities of the RFP phase will be revealed once the contract is awarded.

About the Regulator

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is a for-profit corporation that regulates the gaming and liquor sectors in the province. The company is responsible for licensing and regulating liquor, charitable gambling and overseeing the operation of video lottery terminals, slot machines, and ticket lottery sales. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) was formed in 1996 by uniting the Alberta Liquor Control Board (ALCB), Alberta Lotteries, the Alberta Gaming Commission, Alberta Lotteries and Gaming, and the Gaming Control Branch. Kandice Machado is the acting Chief Executive Officer as of 2020.

Quotes from the Press Release

“The AGLC’s president and chief executive officer, Kandice Machado, commented, “Opening the bid process for retail sports betting in Alberta is another exciting milestone for Alberta’s sports enthusiasts.”

“AGLC is honored to enable this next stage, which will incorporate Alberta’s current casino and racetrack entertainment center industry, as well as the province’s major professional sports clubs. Maintaining this effort is critical to providing consumers with convenience and variety in terms of gaming entertainment options.”

About Lou De Aguila

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