Alberta to allow online 50/50 raffle ticket sales

14 July 2020

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis announced that ticket sales for 50/50 raffle prize draws will now be available online to gaming customers in the province.

AGLC aims to diversify the means by which its customers can access its products, in order to increase revenues and, therefore, proceeds to local charitable organisations.

Alain Maisonneuve, president & CEO of AGLC said: “Adult Albertans in all corners of the province will now get a chance to support causes that are important to them from the ease of their smart phones and laptops. In 2018-19, AGLC issued more than 14,000 raffle licences and from that, more than $170 million was raised in support of programs and services important to Albertans.”

As well as making 50/50 raffle tickets available online, AGLC is reducing the limit for the allowable use of random number generators (RNGs). Previously, RNGs were permitted to be used only on draws where the total value of ticket sales exceeded CAD$1m.

After consulting with stakeholders, the threshold for allowing the use of RNGs has been lowered to $100,000 in ticket sales.

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