Legislation, Regulation & Policies
The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is a Treasury Board Crown Corporation responsible for the distribution, control and regulation of liquor and most gaming across the province, all pursuant to The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act (1997). SLGA owns and manages all video lottery terminals (VLTs) and owns and manages the slot machines at six casinos operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA). SLGA licenses and regulates most forms of gaming including: bingo, raffles, casinos, breakopen tickets and horse racing. SLGA also registers all provincial gaming employees and gaming suppliers.
Effective April 2007, Indigenous Gaming Regulations (IGR) was delegated responsibility for licensing and regulating charitable gaming on most First Nations reserves in Saskatchewan (i.e., bingo, break open tickets, raffles, poker tournaments, and table games at SIGA casinos). IGR’s activities are conducted in accordance with a Licensing Agreement signed with SLGA that ensures charitable gaming is regulated on- and off- reserve in essentially the same manner. In 2015, pursuant provisions in The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act, 1997 and a Registration Agreement between SLGA and IGR, IGR was authorized to register on-reserve charitable gaming employees.