Section 3 of The Lotteries Act provides the authority to the Minister of Finance, with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, to develop, organize, undertake, conduct and manage lottery schemes on behalf of the province. These activities have been delegated to Atlantic Lottery under various subsections 3(b) and (c) of the Act.
Service NL is responsible for regulating charitable lotteries (ticket licensing, bingo, etc.) and the Minister of Finance regulates non-charitable lotteries or gambling in NL. Atlantic Lottery is the operator for non-charitable lotteries.
In 2005, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador designed a VLT Action Plan that would address gaming in the Province. In addition, additional RG measures were taken in 2007 as phase 2 of the Action Plan.