New crown corporation will oversee lottery and gaming in the province

The Government of Saskatchewan has created a new crown corporation that will handle lotteries and gaming in the province.

Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan (LGS) is expected to launch on April 1, 2023, and will consolidate the management oversight for casinos, VLTs, lotteries and online gaming.

As part of the new crown corporation, the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation will be reconfigured as a wholly-owned subsidiary of LGS while continuing to operate Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw.

Management of the VLT program will move from Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) to LGS and online gaming from SaskGaming. Lotteries will continue to be operated by SaskLotteries (SaskSport) and Western Canada Lottery Corporation but overseen by LGS.

Regulation of lotteries will be transferred to SLGA to amalgamate regulatory oversight for the province’s gaming activities. SLGA will continue to license charitable gaming.

LGS will not change the province’s gaming and lottery operators, and all net gaming and lottery income beneficiaries will remain unchanged.

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