Lottery prize scams - February 24, 2015
If you ever receive an email, a letter, a message on social media, or telephone call "from the AGLC" or "from the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC)" saying that you are the winner of a lottery prize, please disregard it immediately. The AGLC and WCLC do not contact individuals to alert them of winnings or request money to claim a lottery prize.
These acts are being sent by criminals trying to steal from you. Please do not respond, and protect yourself from being a victim of fraud or theft.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know has been the victim of a lottery scam, contact your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (1-888-495-8501 or firstname.lastname@example.org), an anti-fraud task force comprising members of several Canadian police organizations, including the RCMP. WCLC.com also has more information on identifying lottery scams.
Gaming Facilities Moratorium Extended Indefinitely - February 18, 2015
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is responsible for ensuring that the growth of Alberta’s gaming industry is carefully controlled and well managed so that it can maximize the benefits returned to Albertans.
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 in order to help prevent market oversaturation and to protect charitable revenue. Therefore, at this time, the AGLC is not accepting applications for new casino or REC facilities.
On February 9, the ProServe course was updated with revised content, simplified language and a new audio option to help industry staff understand the importance of selling and serving liquor in a socially responsible way. Individuals who had already begun taking the course before the update will need to redo the course assignments and unit tests to prepare for, and to be able to take the final exam. If you should have any further questions or difficulties with ProServe during the update transition, please go to proserve.aglc.ca or contact us at: email@example.com or 1-877-436-6336.
Public service announcements on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - February 9, 2015
AGLC is partnering with CTV Two to promote greater general awareness on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
A series of 12 public service announcement videos will be produced for broadcast and educational use that will focus on understanding the science behind FASD and those affected by the disorder. The series will run the entire 2015 year during various programs on CTV 2. The videos will also be posted on FASD Alberta’s website.