On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it has amended the Regulation setting out Rules for...

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On September 19, 2020 the Ontario Government announced reductions in the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province...

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On September 17, 2020 the Government announced amendments to order O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage...

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On April 7, 2020, the Ontario government made an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to support the cannabis retail sector through the COVID-19 pandemic, temporarily allowing authorized cannabis retail stores to offer delivery and...

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On March 28, 2020, the Ontario government issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than...

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On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and...

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While the government has recently announced that emergency orders have been extended to July 29, the order allowing cannabis delivery...

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July 2020 – In line with our commitment to supporting the Charitable Gaming sector, the AGCO will now permit the acceptance of credit cards, as well as debit cards, for charitable gaming transactions at paper-based bingo facilities, on a temporary basis during the pandemic. This was an industry suggestion and is intended to provide some...

As the Government of Ontario continues to allow more regions to enter Stage 2 of reopening, the AGCO would like to remind those liquor sales licensees who are...

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June 2020 – In response to requests from the charitable gaming sector, the AGCO has increased flexibility for Bingo Revenue Model licensees wanting to run a media bingo while facilities are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once approved, Hall Charity Associations together with bingo hall operators can proceed...

As part of its broader package of measures to support Ontarians and businesses that have been significantly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Ontario amended Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) to temporarily allow liquor sales licensees (i.e., licensed bars and restaurants) to sell beer, wine and spirits as...

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As the industry prepares for the resumption of racing, the AGCO would like to provide an update to trainers, assistant trainers, owners and veterinarians looking to add a horse to the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program in Ontario.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of the industry as it prepares for the...

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WHEREAS standardbred horse racing was shut down in the Province of Ontario on March 20, 2020, thoroughbred racing was scheduled to commence on April 18, 2020 at Woodbine Racetrack and May 26, 2020 at Fort Erie Race Track, and quarter horse racing was scheduled to commence on May 10, 2020 at Ajax Downs Racetrack, but delayed as a result...

On May 20, 2020, the Registrar announced a number of Temporary Rule Amendments to address pre-racing activities associated with the return to racing. These amendments were based on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO...

To prepare for the return to racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures are taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Of these, several temporary rule changes are being introduced with the aim of reducing the number of horses...

The Government of Ontario announced that as of May 16, 2020, some seasonal services and activities are permitted to open, including golf courses. If you are a golf course operator with a liquor sales licensed clubhouse restaurant, you are permitted to sell alcohol with food takeout orders between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Golf...

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The Ontario Government announced its plans to lift the provincial emergency order on horse racing, effective May 19, 2020.

To prepare for the return to racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is actively reviewing Ontario’s horse racing rules and regulations to ensure responsible measures are taken to help...

As part of the Government of Ontario’s continued efforts to support businesses significantly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the government has approved a change affecting liquor sales licensees that comes into effect today.

Regulation 719 under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) has been amended to reduce the minimum price of...

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As part of its broader package of measures to support Ontarians and businesses that have been significantly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Ontario is making it easier for cideries to sell directly to consumers.

Effective immediately, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has temporarily removed...

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The AGCO remains committed to helping organizations that are licensed to conduct charitable lotteries in Ontario throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The AGCO understands that charitable priorities and operational circumstances are changing due to the evolving health and safety situation.

Flexibility on Use of Lottery...

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