GAIN

Alberta has a unique charitable gaming model that requires the direct involvement of licensed charitable and religious groups in conducting gaming events.

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) offers information sessions for groups seeking information on charitable gaming in Alberta. Gaming Information for Charitable Groups (GAIN) sessions are free information seminars that provide volunteers of charitable and religious groups with the opportunity to gain a better understanding, and ask questions, about key information and policies related to charitable gaming activities.

Since 2003, over 44,000 volunteers from 11,000 charities in 137 communities have received charitable gaming information through the GAIN program.

GAIN Online

GAIN Online enables charitable and religious groups free online access to GAIN program information about gaming activities and procedures, at a time and place appropriate for the user.

GAIN Online is designed to help volunteers gain a better understanding of the responsibilities and requirements of a gaming licence. Also to assist charitable organizations to be more accountable to their members and the community at large regarding:

  • Legislation, Regulation and Policies regarding gaming activities in the Province of Alberta
  • Eligibility for a gaming licence in the Province of Alberta
  • The licensing application process and conducting a gaming event, including:
    • Casino
    • Bingo
    • Pull ticket
    • Raffle
  • Use of gaming proceeds
  • Financial Reporting Requirements

GAIN Online is provided in seven separate courses to allow the user to participate in one, or all courses based on their specific needs or interests. The courses are:

  • Getting Started
  • The Licensing Application Process - Casino
  • The Licensing Application Process - Bingo
  • The Licensing Application Process - Pull Tickets
  • The Licensing Application Process - Raffles
  • Use of Gaming Proceeds
  • Financial Reporting
Getting Started

This course will provide you with the information regarding your responsibilities conducting a gaming event in Alberta. You will learn about:

  • Legislation, Regulation, and Policy
  • Eligibility for Gaming Licensing
The Licensing Application Process - Casino

In this course, you will learn about the licensing application process and requirements for conducting a Casino event in Alberta.

The Licensing Application Process - Bingo

In this course, you will learn about the licensing application process and requirements for conducting a Bingo event in Alberta.

The Licensing Application Process - Pull Tickets

In this course, you will learn about the licensing application process and requirements for conducting a Pull Ticket event in Alberta.

The Licensing Application Process - Raffles

In this course, you will learn about the licensing application process and requirements for conducting a Raffle event in Alberta.

Use of Gaming Proceeds

This course provides information regarding the use of gaming proceeds in Alberta. You will learn:

  • Procedures for obtaining approval to use gaming proceeds
  • How gaming proceeds can be spent
  • Time limits for spending proceeds
Financial Reporting

This course provides information on the financial reporting requirements for charitable organizations sponsoring a gaming event in Alberta and includes:

  • Financial review information
  • Bank account requirements
  • Financial reports and AGLC forms