Alcohol and Gaming Commision Matters
Liquor licensing, gaming & lotteries law is a myriad set of statutes, regulations and rules in Ontario. These specific laws, administered by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), include:.
- Liquor Licence Act
- Gaming Control Act, 1992
- Wine Content and Labelling Act, 2000
- Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 (ss. 3 and 4)
- Liquor Control Act (parts of section 3)
- Charity Lottery Licensing Order in Council 1413/08
The Criminal Code (Canada) allows provincial governments to set gaming regulations.
Liquor Licence Act (LLA) covers most aspects of Ontario’s beverage alcohol laws. They include regulating and licensing: liquor sales licences, ferment on premise facility licences, liquor delivery service, manufacturer’s licences and manufacturer’s representative licences.
The AGCO is also responsible for overseeing the administration of Special Occasion Permits (SOPs). This agency also regulates the operation of casinos, slot machine facilities and internet gaming operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the sale of commercial lottery tickets.
The conduct, management and operation of gaming sites, lottery schemes and businesses related to a gaming site or a lottery scheme are regulated by standards and requirements authorized by the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 (GCA).