AGLC plans to venture into online gambling


The AGLC is definitely planning to start online gambling services. The organization desires the move will certainly maintain it relevant to Albertans.

The company has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a service provider to provide online video gaming solutions. The pitch says Albertans spend even more than $350 million each year on not regulated betting websites. The RFP states a web-based gambling webpage will help “capture a portion of the years (spending) simply by Albertans upon gambling websites that are not controlled by Canadian authorities. ”

“Online participating in can be not fresh and many Albertans already use offshore sites. These sites will be unregulated and perform not really offer any kind of equipment intended for accountable take-up, ” stated AGLC someone Angelle Sasseville. The record also says online gambling enables the AGLC to go after new income opportunities past brick and mortar choices.

“Without a web gambling existence, the AGLC and its items are certainly not relevant to Albertans who are seeking their particular gaming environment in the route that is suitable for their design, ” the RFP says. Sasseville said a provincially regulated online gambling blog would allow this to provide protected support with age-verification methods, thereby avoiding minors by participating.

The AGLC stated Alberta is certainly one of two pays that presently carry out not need a provincially run gambling online site. Sasseville said that might consider up to 18 weeks via January 2019 for the internet gambling site to release. A merchant will become selected inside the summer time of 2019.