Terms And Conditions
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The LGCA has Terms and Conditions for all of its licensing programs. These Terms and Conditions contain detail on the rules you must follow and records that need to be kept. Some licences also have standards or rules of play that must be used by licensees. Please be sure to read the Terms and Conditions and any standards applicable to your licence.
Terms and Conditions - Liquor Permit
  1. Permit holders must follow the requirements of The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act (the Act), associated regulations and these Liquor Permit Terms and Conditions. The Liquor, Gaming & Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) may add or change terms and conditions of a permit.
  2. Permit holders must be in attendance at all times during the social occasion. If it is necessary for a permit holder to leave the social occasion, they must provide written or electronic confirmation designating a responsible person to be in charge.
  3. Permit holders must have the permit available in printed or electronic format in the premises during the social occasion for presentation upon request to inspectors or members of a police force.
  4. Permit holders must have receipts in their possession during the social occasion that confirm all liquor served at the social occasion was purchased from a retail premises licensed by the LGCA: Liquor Mart, liquor vendor, retail beer vendor, specialty wine store, manufacturer with a retail endorsement, or brew pub authorized for off-premises sales.
  5. Minors (people under 18 years of age) may attend the social occasion, but are prohibited from purchasing, handling, serving or consuming liquor.
  6. Permit holders must ensure that minors do not possess or consume liquor at the social occasion.
  7. Permit holders must not allow:
    • 1) disorderly people to be in or about the premises;
    • 2) any liquor to be served to a person who is or appears to be intoxicated;
    • 3) any person engaged in serving or selling liquor, or providing security, to consume liquor while so engaged; or
    • 4) adult entertainment, exotic performance or nudity at the social occasion.
  8. The general public may not be admitted to a permit event, with the exception of approved community or charitable events. The premises must be reserved for the exclusive use of members and individually invited guests of the person or organization granted the permit. Guests must have previously (not at the door) received an invitation or purchased tickets after being invited to attend the social occasion.
  9. Liquor may be sold and served only during the hours specified on the permit. Liquor may be consumed, but cannot be sold or served, for an additional 60 minutes after the termination hour and all unconsumed liquor must be removed from the tables by the end of the time period.
  10. When liquor is being sold at a social occasion, it may not be sold for less than a minimum price of $2.25 for the quantities below:
    • 1) Spirits by the drink: 28.4 ml (1 oz.)
    • 2) Beer by bottle/can/glass: not more than 341 ml (12 oz.);
    • 3) Wine by glass: 142 ml (5 oz.)
    • 4) Coolers/ciders by bottle/can/glass: not more than 341 ml (12 oz.)
  11. Permit holders must provide written or posted information to attendees stating the price and quantity of liquor per drink.
  12. Spirits may only be sold by the glass; beer and coolers/ciders by the bottle, can or glass; and wine by the bottle or glass.
  13. Permit holders must not serve more than 85.2 ml of spirits, 500 ml of wine, or 750 ml of beer to an individual at any one time, unless authorized by the LGCA.
  14. Permit holders must ensure that no person is in possession of more than two containers of liquor, whether full or partially full, at any time, unless authorized by the LGCA.
  15. Liquor must not be removed or brought onto the premises during the social occasion by guests.
  16. Serving personnel must be in place to ensure the responsible service of liquor.
  17. Food service suitable for the nature of the social occasion must be provided in a quantity sufficient for the number of people attending.
  18. Cannabis cannot be given as a prize.
  19. Upon request, permit holders issued a licence to conduct a charitable fundraiser must provide to the LGCA a financial statement setting out the expenses for and revenue from the fundraiser no later than 14 days after the fundraiser has been held.
  20. Permit holders must admit on-duty inspectors or members of a police force, upon request.
  21. A permit may be cancelled in the event of violation of the Act, associated regulations, these Social Occasion Permit Terms and Conditions, a condition of the permit, or if cancellation of the permit is in the public interest.
Terms and Conditions - Social Occasion Raffle Licence
  • The amount or value of each prize awarded must not exceed $500.
  • Each ticket must not be sold for more than $2.
  • Revenue from each draw must not exceed $10,000.
  • The raffle must be held at a one-time social event at a public place of amusement.
  • All ticket sales, draws and prize awards must take place at the event.
  • Cannabis cannot be given as a prize.
Terms and Conditions - Charitable Raffle Licence

General Provisions

A (i)

All raffles conducted in Manitoba must be licensed by the Liquor,Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) or by a local gaming authority named or authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

A (ii)

The LGCA may license charitable and/or religious organizations to conduct raffles within Manitoba in accordance with Section 207(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (Canada).

A (iii)

Licensees must follow the requirements of the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act, associated regulations and the Raffle Terms and Conditions. The LGCA may add or change terms and conditions and any approval of a licence at its discretion.

Penalties

B (i)

Licensees that breach any term or condition, or fail to conduct a raffle as approved by the LGCA, are subject to remedial action deemed necessary by the LGCA.

B (ii)

The LGCA may suspend a licence at any time, with or without notice, for the breach of any term or condition or, if in the opinion of the LGCA, it is in the public interest to do so.

Definitions

“accredited testing facility (ATF)” means a test facility or laboratory licensed by the LGCAfor the purpose of gaming supply testing.

“draw” means an occasion when entries are selected by a random method.

“electronic raffle equipment” means any electronic component designated by the LGCA as critical to the conduct of a raffle.

“entry” means the physical or electronic representation of a chance in a draw.

“gaming service provider” means a person who is licensed by the LGCA to provide gaming management services directly or indirectly to a person who holds a gaming event licence.

“gaming supplier” means a person who makes, sells, advertises or distributes gaming supplies used in Manitoba.

“gaming supplies” means ticket sales and verification devices plus associated software and systems used in a raffle.

“raffle” means a lottery scheme where a prize(s) is awarded or given away by selling a chance of winning to a number of persons for a fraction of the value of the prize(s). Winners are chosen by random selection described in the licence application.

“random number generator (RNG)” means any device or system used to randomly generate results for a raffle.

“ticket” means the physical or electronic record provided to a purchaser as confirmation of participation in a draw.

General

1.01

Licensees must ensure the honesty and integrity of the individuals involved in the conduct and operation of the raffle.

1.02

Licensees must notify the LGCA without delay about anything that has, is or is likely to compromise the honest conduct and management of their raffle.

1.03

The LGCA and its representatives may, at any time before, during or after the raffle, audit or inspect anything related to the raffle. This includes, but is not limited to, event facilities, buildings, equipment, expenses, documents, records and recipients of funds.

1.04

The LGCA and its representatives must be given free access at all times and must be allowed to remove anything they consider relevant to the raffle for inspection, examination or audit.

1.05

Applicants must identify all gaming service providers, gaming suppliers and the types of services and gaming supplies on the application. The LGCA will determine if these service providers, gaming suppliers and supplies require licensing and/or approval.

1.06

Licensees must only do business with a gaming service provider or gaming supplier that is licensed, if the LGCA has determined that licensing is required.

1.07

Licensees must only use gaming supplies that have approval, if the LGCA has determined that approval is required.

1.08

Licensees must not assign the conduct or management of raffle events to any gaming supplier or gaming service provider on their behalf.

Use of Funds

2.01

Funds generated from raffles must be used for the advancement of education, religion, health or the relief of poverty, or they must benefit the community through the promotion of sport, recreation, culture or any other area considered appropriate by the LGCA.

2.02

An organization using raffle funds to purchase, build or renovate real property must ensure the proceeds from the subsequent sale, mortgaging or other disposition of that property (at least an amount equal to the value of funds raised by the raffle) are used for a charitable or religious purpose.

2.03

An organization using raffle funds to purchase, build or renovate property owned by the licensee must have a dissolution clause that comes into effect should the organization fold or wind up. This clause must be included as a specific provision for distribution of assets in the organization’s constitution and/or in its articles of incorporation to ensure the organization’s assets are used for charitable purposes upon dissolution.

2.04

An organization using raffle funds for a future capital project may place raffle funds into an interest-bearing investment or bank account until the organization has sufficient funds to begin the project. Special reporting is required while the funds are invested outside of the organization’s lottery bank account.

Fees and Expenses

3.01

Licence fees are set by the LGCA and must be submitted as required.

3.02

Only actual and reasonable expenses are allowed, and must not exceed 20% of gross anticipated revenue. Prizes, ticket printing, bank and payment processing charges and licence fees are not included in this 20% limit.

Licence Applications

4.01

Applicants must provide all information required on the application form. In addition, the LGCA may request any other information it deems necessary.

4.02

A licence to conduct a raffle will generally be granted to a single organization. This organization must retain full responsibility for the operation of each raffle event. Partnerships or associations of two or more licensable organizations will be considered.

4.03

Rules governing the raffle must be included with the application and must state:

  1. the method and order in which prizes will be drawn;
  2. whether one entry can win more than one prize for draws with multiple prizes;
  3. any age limit to purchase tickets or win prizes;
  4. if members of the organization or persons involved in the conduct or management of the raffle can or cannot purchase tickets;
  5. any other restrictions attached to the winning of a prize(s); and,
  6. how unclaimed prizes will be handled.
4.04

Applicants must ensure enough funds are available to award all prizes offered. Applicants may be required to provide a prize guarantee in a form satisfactory to the LGCA.

4.05

Licensees or applicants may ask in writing for an exemption from any term or condition and must satisfy the LGCA that compliance with that term or condition would cause them unreasonable hardship.

Tickets

5.01

Applicants must submit a draft copy of the proposed raffle ticket with the application. Tickets issued to purchasers must at minimum contain the following:

  1. the organization’s name and address;
  2. the draw(s)’ location;
  3. the draw(s)’ time and date;
  4. the prize(s)’ description and value;
  5. the method and order in which the prize(s) will be awarded;
  6. the ticket number;
  7. the number of tickets available;
  8. the ticket price;
  9. the LGCA licence number to be displayed as LGCA___RF;
  10. any restrictions that may be placed on awarding prizes; and,
  11. an indication that every ticket holder has the right to witness the draw(s).

The licensee must retain:

  1. the purchaser’s contact information; and,
  2. the ticket number.

Any other format may be submitted for consideration with each application and must be approved in writing by the LGCA.

5.02

Tickets must be consecutively numbered and must have an identifiable beginning and end, unless a method of accountability is submitted to and approved by the LGCA.

5.03

Each raffle ticket must be sold individually for the price indicated. Multiple discounted prices will only be allowed if a way of ensuring financial accountability is provided in writing by the applicant and approved in writing by the LGCA.

Conduct

6.01

A raffle licence may not be transferred, assigned, lent or borrowed.

6.02

Licensees must make the current licence, any approved amendments and approved rules (as specified in 4.03) available upon request.

6.03

Licensees using a website to promote a raffle must post approved rules (as specified in 4.03) on that website.

6.04

Gaming service providers and gaming suppliers licensed by the LGCA to provide services or supplies to licensees for the operation of a raffle, must not purchase any tickets as long as their contract with the licensee is in effect.

6.05

The approved application, the Raffle Terms and Conditions and the approved rules are part of the licence. Any change must be applied for and approved in writing by the LGCA before being advertised or implemented.

6.06

Raffle draws may only be held in the location and on the date and time specified on the licence or any subsequently-approved amendment. Every ticket holder must be allowed to witness the draw.

6.07

Licensees must ensure advertising accurately reflects the approved licence and includes the organization’s name and licence number. Advertising for prizes must identify any applicable restrictions.

6.08

Licensees must not advertise or solicit sales of raffle tickets outside Manitoba.

6.09

Licensees must ensure that all tickets sold online are:

  1. for orders originating from a location within Manitoba; or,
  2. for residents of Manitoba.
6.10

Licensees must ensure that before every draw the pool of entries:

  1. represents all tickets sold;
  2. has no duplicate of any entry;
  3. is not corrupted or compromised in any way; and,
  4. that each entry has an equal chance to win.
6.11

Licensees are responsible to ensure all aspects of the raffle are conducted with trained individuals to ensure it is properly operated and compliant with these terms and conditions.

Systems and Equipment

7.01

Raffle equipment must be in good working order and is subject to inspection and approval by the LGCA.

7.02

Raffle equipment must be physically located within Manitoba unless otherwise approved by the LGCA.

7.03

Raffle equipment used in the conduct of the raffle must not be relocated from the site identified on the application without prior approval from the LGCA.

7.04

Electronic raffle equipment and software must meet the minimum technical requirements and may require certification by an accredited testing facility (ATF).

7.05

The configuration of a system, both hardware and firmware, must remain in the state as approved by the LGCA. The approved state will be referred to as a particular version which must not be altered or substituted without prior approval from the LGCA. Alteration of a system may require recertification by an ATF.

7.06

Applicants must provide the LGCA with the procedures they will follow for:

  1. the electronic sale of tickets -including payment, issuing and receipt of tickets;
  2. the electronic selection of winners; and,
  3. the electronic distribution of prizes.
7.07

Any electronic method used in the selection of winners (eg. random number generator (RNG)) must be approved by the LGCA.

Prizes and Winners

8.01

Raffle tickets cannot be awarded or given away as a bonus or prize unless a way of ensuring financial accountability is approved by the LGCA.

8.02

The stated value of any prize being offered must be based on its retail value (excluding taxes). Licensees may be required to provide written proof of the prize value from the supplier.

8.03

All prizes offered in the raffle must be awarded as approved with the licence.

8.04

Licensees must keep a list of winners as part of their event records, unless otherwise approved or directed by the LGCA.

8.05

Winners must be advised of the results of the raffle as soon as possible after the draw. This notice must explain how the prize can be claimed.

8.06

Within 10 days following the final raffle draw, the licensee must advertise (in at least the same market) a list of winners’ names, winning numbers and prizes won, along with the draw date, licensee name and licence number. Licensees must make this information available to the public on request.

8.07

Cannabis cannot be given as a prize.

Records and Reporting

9.01

Licensees must maintain complete records of the raffle. These records must include, but are not limited to, sales and distribution records.

9.02

Licensees must keep all records relating to the conduct and operation of the raffle for at least three years after the expiration of the licence, unless otherwise approved in writing by the LGCA.

9.03

All raffle revenue must be deposited immediately into a separate lottery bank account. This bank account must be separate from other organizational bank accounts and used for the sole purpose of depositing and disbursing funds earned by conducting LGCA-licensed events.

9.04

Licensees must make payments directly from their lottery bank account to providers of goods and services and charitable purposes as approved by the LGCA. All forms of payment from the lottery bank account must be supported by invoices and/or receipts. Cash payments for expenses at an event are only allowed if they are supported by receipts that are attached to the applicable event sheet.

9.05

Licensees must submit required financial reports in an approved paper or electronic format. Reports must be complete and accurate and must include copies of all applicable bank statements.

9.06

Within 60 days after the final event, licensees must:

  1. disburse all funds as approved with the licence; and,
  2. submit required financial information on approved forms;

unless otherwise approved by the LGCA.

9.07

Licensees must make available to the public on request, information regarding the charitable use of raffle revenue.

9.08

Licensees must provide the LGCA with supporting documentation for the use of raffle revenue upon request. This documentation must include, but is not limited to, invoice copies, receipts and written acknowledgements from each recipient.

9.09

Upon written request from the LGCA, licensees must provide an independent audited financial statement or financial review of their raffle operations.

Terms and Conditions - Bingo and Breakopen Licence

General Provisions

  • All bingo and breakopen events conducted in Manitoba must be licensed by the Liquor, Gaming and CannabisAuthority of Manitoba (LGCA) or by a local gaming authority named or authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

  • The LGCA may license charitable and/or religious organizations to conduct bingo and breakopen events within Manitoba in accordance with Section 207(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (Canada).

  • Licensees must follow the requirements of The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act, associated regulations and the Bingo and Breakopen Terms and Conditions. The LGCA may add or change terms and conditions of a licence at its discretion.

Penalties

  • Licensees that breach any term or condition, or fail to conduct bingo or breakopen events as approved by the LGCA, are subject to remedial action deemed necessary by the LGCA.

  • The LGCA may suspend a licence at any time, with or without notice, for the breach of any term or condition or, if in the opinion of the LGCA, it is in the public interest to do so.

Definitions

“accumulator” means a bingo game where the prize amount and/or maximum numbers allowed to complete the pattern increases at a specified rate under clearly stated conditions.

“bingo” means a lottery scheme where bingo product is sold to players, random numbers that may appear on the bingo product are called and a prize(s) is awarded to a winner. To win, players complete a predetermined pattern on the bingo product using the numbers called. Winners must meet the criteria stated in the house rules.

“bingo product” means a cards, sheets or booklets of sheets displaying rows and columns of numbers.

“bingo event” means an event where bingo games are played.

“breakopen” means a lottery scheme where sets or units of covered tickets are sold to players and predetermined prizes are awarded to players. The prize(s) is determined by the combination of symbols showing when the covering on the ticket is removed.

“breakopen ticket” means a ticket printed with combinations of covered symbols.

“breakopen event” means an event where breakopen tickets are sold.

“breakopen unit” means a complete set of breakopen tickets marked with an identical serial number.

“game program” means a complete listing of all bingo games to be played during each bingo event. It also lists the criteria to win (e.g. pattern) and the prizes awarded for each game.

“gaming service provider” means a person who is licensed by the LGCA to provide gaming management services directly or indirectly to a person who holds a gaming event licence.

“house rules” are rules established by the licensee that describe required player conduct and the event’s conduct or operation. All house rules must comply with these terms and conditions.

“progressive games” means two or more bingo games played on the same bingo card(s) or sheet(s) with the same set of called random numbers.

“promotional prize” means a prize of cash or merchandise awarded during bingo or breakopen events which is not attached to the winning or playing of a specific game (e.g. door prize, good neighbour prize), and for which no fee is charged for the chance to win.

“standard rules of play” are those established by the LGCA as provided in Section 7 of these terms and conditions.

General

  • Licensees must ensure the honesty and integrity of the individuals involved in the conduct and operation of bingo or breakopen events.

  • Licensees must notify the LGCA without delay about anything that has, is or is likely to compromise the honest conduct and management of their bingo or breakopen events.

  • The LGCA and its representatives may, at any time before, during or after bingo or breakopen events, audit or inspect anything related to bingo or breakopen events. This includes, but is not limited to, event facilities, buildings, equipment, expenses, documents, records and recipients of funds.

  • The LGCA and its representatives must be given free access at all times and must be allowed to remove anything they consider relevant to bingo or breakopen events for inspection, examination or audit.

  • Applicants must identify all gaming service providers and the types of services on the application. The LGCA will determine if these service providers require licensing.

  • Licensees must not do business with a gaming service provider that is not licensed, if the LGCA has determined that licensing is required.

  • Licensees cannot assign the conduct or management of bingo or breakopen events to any gaming service provider on their behalf.

Use of Funds

  • Funds generated from bingo or breakopen events must be used for the advancement of education, religion, health, and the relief of poverty, or they must benefit the community through the promotion of sport, recreation, culture or any other area considered appropriate by the LGCA.

  • An organization using bingo or breakopen funds to purchase, build or renovate real property must ensure the proceeds from the subsequent sale, mortgaging or other disposition of that property (at least an amount equal to the value of funds raised by the bingo or breakopen events) are used for a charitable or religious purpose.

  • An organization using bingo or breakopen funds to purchase, build or renovate property owned by the licensee must have a dissolution clause that comes into effect should the organization fold or wind up. This clause must be included as a specific provisionfor distribution of assets in the organization’s constitution and/or in the articles of incorporation, to ensure the organization’s assets are used for charitable purposes upon dissolution.

  • An organization using bingo or breakopen funds for a future capital project may place bingo or breakopen funds into an interest-bearing investment or bank account until the organization has sufficient funds to begin the project. Special reporting is required while funds are invested outside of the organization’s lottery bank account.

Fees and Expenses

  • Licence fees are set by the LGCA and must be submitted as required.

  • Bingo expenses must not exceed 10% of gross bingo revenue. Prizes, cost of product, licence fees and rent are not included in this10% limit.

  • Breakopen expenses must not exceed 7.5% of gross breakopen revenue. Prizes, cost of product and rent are not included in this 7.5% limit.

  • Licensees that own the premises in which their bingo or breakopen events take place must not deduct rent as an expense.

Licence Applications

  • Applicants must provide all information required on the application form. In addition, the LGCA may request any other information it deems necessary.

  • The LGCA may limit the number of events held by a licensee during any specific time period.

  • Licensees may hold bingo events in:

    1. publicly-owned premises;
    2. premises owned by another charitable or religious organization; or,
    3. premises they own; provided that the premises referred to in (a), (b) and (c) are not primarily a business.

  • A licence to conduct bingo or breakopen events will generally be granted to a single organization. This organization must retain full responsibility for the operation of each bingo or breakopen event. Partnerships or associations of two or more licensable organizations will be considered.

  • Applicants must ensure enough funds are available to award all prizes offered. Applicants may be required to provide a prize guarantee in a form satisfactory to the LGCA.

  • Licensees or applicants may ask in writing for an exemption from any term or condition and must satisfy the LGCA that compliance with that term or condition would cause them unreasonable hardship.

Product and Equipment

  • Bingo equipment must be in good working order and is subject toinspection and approval by the LGCA.

  • All bingo product and breakopen tickets must be purchased from Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.

  • Bingo product, breakopen tickets and supplies must be securely stored.

  • Tampering with bingo product or breakopen tickets is prohibited.

  • Bingo product must not be cut or altered.

  • Bingo product or breakopen tickets must not be sold or exchanged between licensees.

  • When a licence expires or is relinquishedby the licensee, all bingo product and unopened breakopen units must be returned to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, unless otherwise approved by the LGCA.

  • Partial or opened breakopen units must be held by the licensee for sale at their next licensed event.

  • Unsold or damaged bingo product and breakopen tickets must not be disposed of without prior written approval from the LGCA.

  • When a licence is suspended or cancelled by the LGCA, all bingo product and breakopen tickets will be confiscated by the LGCA.

  • Multiple or discounted prices are only allowed for bingo product or breakopen tickets if a method of ensuring financial accountability is provided in writing by the applicant and approved in writing by the LGCA.

  • Only sealed bingo product may be sold for any game using pre-drawn numbers; otherwise, sales must cease prior to any numbers being drawn.

Conduct

  • A bingo or breakopen licence may not be transferred, assigned, lent or borrowed.

  • Licensees must post the following at each bingo event and breakopen ticket sales location:

    1. a copy of the current licence;
    2. all posters provided by the LGCA; and,
    3. any other information required by the LGCA.

  • Copies of the following must be available to players at each event:

    1. the game program;
    2. house rules, including those specified in 7.01; and,
    3. the LGCA Standard Rules of Play (as set out in Section 7).

  • Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to sell, purchase or redeem breakopen tickets.

  • Callers at a bingo event may not play bingo at any time during that event.

  • No one involved in the conduct or operation of a breakopen event may purchase breakopen tickets or communicate any information that would give a winning advantage to any purchaser.

  • Gaming service providers who are licensed by the LGCA to assist licensees with the operation of bingo and breakopen events, must not play at any event as long as their contract with the licensee is in effect.

  • The approved application, the Bingo and Breakopen Terms and Conditions and the approved rules are part of the licence. Any change must be applied for and approved in writing by the LGCA before being advertised or implemented. All approved amendments must be available at each event.

  • Bingo and breakopen events may only be held in the location and on the date and time specified on the licence or any subsequently-approved amendment.

  • Accumulators must not be changed in any way unless the changes are applied for in writing by the licensee and approved in writing by the LGCA. Approved changes must be advertised before the changes are implemented.

  • Licensees planning to stop operating their bingo events for more than 90 days must give away any existing accumulator at the last scheduled event before closing, unless otherwise approved by the LGCA.

  • Licensees planning to stop operating their bingo or breakopen events must notify the LGCA in writing of:

    1. the last scheduled event date; and,
    2. the method of giving away existing accumulators.

  • Licensees must ensure advertising accurately reflects the approved licence and includes the organization’s name and licence number. Advertising of prizes must identify any applicable restrictions.

  • Licensees must not sell bingo product or breakopen tickets outside Manitoba and must not advertise bingo events outside Manitoba.

  • Licensees may accept orders for tickets or product through a website under the following conditions:

    1. Credit card information may be collected online, but the completion of the payment process online is not allowed.
    2. Online ordering cannot be the sole method offered.
    3. Immediate confirmation of the order may be done electronically, but actual tickets or products must be delivered by mail or in-person to the purchaser.
    4. Only orders placed within Manitoba may be processed.

  • Licensees must not charge admission at bingo events where bingo product is sold.

Standard Rules of Play

  • House rules are part of the licence, must be compliant with the Bingo and Breakopen Terms and Conditions, and must identify:

    1. the minimum age to play bingo;
    2. if volunteers, or other people involved in the conduct or operation of the bingo event are allowedto play;
    3. the criteria to win of any game or prize, including accumulator and consolation prizes; and,
    4. the time limit for cashing in winning breakopen tickets.

  • Winning breakopen tickets can only be cashed in by the licensed organization from which they were purchased.

  • Bingo balls must be displayed on the tray so that they can be inspected by any player before the start of play at each event.

  • Bingoproduct must be marked so that:

    1. numbers can be read; and,
    2. product cannot be reused.

  • The number on the bingo ball must be called out by the caller before the ball is considered to be in play.

  • Players have the right to confirm the accuracyof the numbers called or displayed against the balls in the tray. If there is a discrepancy, only the balls on the tray are considered correct.

  • When a player calls out "bingo":

    1. no further numbers will be called until all bingos are checked; and,
    2. the bingo machine must be left on unless the next available ball is trapped.

  • To confirm that a player is a winner, the checker must move the bingo sheet or card from in front of the player who has called out “bingo” and place it so that it is visible to other players. The checker then:

    1. calls out the covered numbers of the requiredpattern on the card or sheet to the caller; or
    2. calls out the control number in the centre (free space) of the card or sheet if an electronic bingo verifier is used.

  • After the sheet or card of any player who called out “bingo” has been checked anda winner confirmed, the caller must clearly ask if anyone else has a bingo to be checked and state that it is the last call. If no other player asks for a bingo to be checked, the caller will clearly state that the game is closed and drop the balls from the tray into the bingo machine.

  • Progressive games may be won in any order. The caller must keep the balls in the tray until the final progressive game has been closed.

  • For games with pre-called numbers:

    1. numbers must not be called before thestart of the event; and,
    2. balls must be available for confirmation until the conclusion of the game unless another method of verification has been approved by the LGCA.

Prizes and Winners

  • Bingo product or breakopen tickets must not be awarded or given away as a bonus or prize, unless a way of ensuring financial accountability is approved by the LGCA.

  • Licensees must identify the method of awarding a merchandise prize when there is more than one confirmed winner.

  • Promotional prizes are allowed only if there is no charge or consideration, including the requirement to purchase product, for the chance to win.

  • Winning breakopen tickets must be defaced by the seller before paying out the prize. All paid out winning tickets must be kept by the licensee until that entire breakopen unit is sold and accounted for.

  • Cannabis cannot be given as a prize.

Records and Reporting

  • Licensees must maintain complete bingo and breakopen records. These records must include, but are not limited to, approved bingo and breakopen event reports.

  • Licensees must keep all records relating to the conduct and operation of bingo or breakopen events for at least three years after the expiration of the licence, unless otherwise approved in writing by the LGCA.

  • All bingo and breakopen revenue must be deposited immediately into a separate lottery bank account. This bank account must be separate from other organizational bank accounts and used for the sole purpose of depositing and disbursing funds earned by conducting LGCA-licensed events.

  • Licensees must make payments directly from their lottery bank account to the providers of goods and services and charitable purposes as approved by the LGCA. All forms of payment from the lottery bank account must be supported by invoices and/or receipts. Cash payments for expenses at an event are only allowed if they are supported by receipts that are attached to the applicable event sheet.

  • Licensees must submit required financial reports in an approved paper or electronic format. Reports must be complete and accurate and must include copies of all applicable bank statements.

  • Within 60 days after the final event, licensees must:

    1. return all unused bingo product and unopened breakopen units to Manitoba Liquor& Lotteries;
    2. disburse all funds as approved with the licence; and,
    3. submit required financial information on approved forms;
    unless otherwise approved by the LGCA.

  • Licensees must make available to the public on request, information regarding the charitable use of bingo and breakopen revenue.

  • Licensees must provide the LGCA with supporting documentation for the use of bingo and breakopen revenue upon request. This documentation must include, but is not limited to, invoice copies, receipts and written acknowledgements from each recipient.

  • Upon written request from the LGCA, licensees must provide an independent audited financial statement or financial review of its bingo or breakopen operations.

Terms and Conditions - Media Bingo Licence

General Provisions

  • All media bingo events conducted in Manitoba must be licensed by the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) or by a local gaming authority named or authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

  • The LGCA may license charitable and/or religious organizations to conduct media bingo events within Manitoba in accordance with Section 207(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (Canada).

  • Licensees must follow the requirements of The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act, associated regulations and the Media Bingo Terms and Conditions. The LGCA may add or change terms and conditions of a licence at its discretion.

Penalties

  • Licensees that breach any term or condition, or fail to conduct a media bingo event as approved by the LGCA, are subject to remedial action deemed necessary by the LGCA.

  • The LGCA may suspend a licence at any time, with or without notice, for the breach of any term or condition or, if in the opinion of the LGCA, it is in the public interest to do so.

Definitions

“accumulator” means a media bingo game where the prize amount and/or maximum numbers allowed to complete a pattern increases at a specified rate under clearly stated conditions.

“game program” means a complete listing of all media bingo games to be played during each media bingo event. It also lists the criteria to win (e.g. pattern) and the prizes awarded for each game.

“gaming service provider” means a person who is licensed by the LGCA to provide gaming management services directly or indirectly to a person who holds a gaming event licence.

“gaming supplier” means a person who makes, sells, or advertises or distributes media bingo product used in Manitoba.

“house rules” are rules established by the licensee that describe required player conduct and the event’s conduct or operation. All house rules must comply with these terms and conditions.

“master control books” identify each unique card and are used to verify potential winner(s) and winning card(s). They are provided to licensees by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries or a licensed gaming supplier.

“media bingo” means a lottery scheme played using mass media communication. This includes, but is not limited to, radio, newspaper, magazine and television. Media bingo product is sold to players, random numbers that may appear on the bingo product are called and a prize(s) is awarded to a winner. To win, players complete a predetermined pattern on the media bingo product using the least amount of numbers called. Winners must also meet the criteria in the house rules.

“media bingo product” means a card, sheet or booklet of sheets displaying rows and columns of numbers. These must be sealed so that the bingo numbers cannot be seen until purchased and opened by a player.

“standard rules of play” are those established by the LGCA as provided in Section 7 of these terms and conditions.

General

  • Licensees must ensure the honesty and integrity of the individuals involved in the conduct and operation of the media bingo event.

  • Licensees must notify the LGCA without delay about anything that has, is or is likely to compromise the honest conduct and management of their media bingo event.

  • The LGCA and its representatives may, at any time before, during or after the media bingo event, audit or inspect anything related to the media bingo event. This includes, but is not limited to, event facilities, buildings, equipment, expenses, documents, records, sales agents or retailers used for the sale of media bingo product and recipients of funds.

  • The LGCA and its representatives must be given free access at all times and must be allowed to remove anything they consider relevant to the media bingo event for inspection, examination or audit.

  • Applicants must identify all gaming service providers, gaming suppliers and the types of services and media bingo product on the application. The LGCA will determine if these service providers and gaming suppliers require licensing.

  • Licensees must not do business with a gaming service provider or gaming supplier that is not licensed, if the LGCA has determined that licensing is required.

  • Licensees cannot assign the conduct or management of media bingo events to any gaming service provider on their behalf.

Use of Funds

  • Funds generated from media bingo events must be used for the advancement of education, religion, health or the relief of poverty, or they must benefit the community through the promotion of sport, recreation, culture or any other area considered appropriate by the LGCA.

  • An organization using media bingo funds to purchase, build or renovate real property must ensure the proceeds from the subsequent sale, mortgaging or other disposition of that property (at least an amount equal to the value of funds raised by the media bingo events) are used for a charitable or religious purpose.

  • An organization using media bingo funds to purchase, build or renovate property owned by the licensee must have a dissolution clause that comes into effect should the organization fold or wind up. This clause must be included as a specific provision for distribution of assets in the organization’s constitution and/or in its articles of incorporation to ensure the organization’s assets are used for charitable purposes upon dissolution.

  • An organization using funds for a future capital project may place media bingo funds into an interest-bearing investment or bank account until the organization has sufficient funds to begin the project. Special reporting is required while the funds are invested outside of the organization’s lottery account.

Fees and Expenses

  • Licence fees are set by the LGCA and must be submitted as required.

  • Licensees that own the premises or the media outlet in which their media bingo event takes place, cannot deduct rent or any media-use charges (e.g. air time) as an expense.

Licence Applications

  • Applicants must provide all information required on the application form. In addition, the LGCA may request any other information it deems necessary.

  • The application for a media bingo licence must include:

    1. the method of distributing and selling media bingo product;
    2. the method of tracking and re-circulating unsold media bingo product;
    3. the method of collecting and recording receipts;
    4. the amount of commissions paid to sales agents or retailers;
    5. administrative expenses; and,
    6. any imprinting intended to be used on the media bingo product.

  • The LGCA may limit the number of events held by a licensee during any specific time period.

  • A licence to conduct media bingo events will generally be granted to a single organization. This organization must retain full responsibility for the operation of each media bingo event. Partnerships or associations of two or more licensable organizations will be considered.

  • Applicants must ensure enough funds are available to award all prizes offered. Applicants may be required to provide a prize guarantee in a form satisfactory to the LGCA.

  • Licensees or applicants may ask in writing for an exemption from any term or condition and must satisfy the LGCA that compliance with that term or condition would cause them unreasonable hardship.

Product and Equipment

  • Media bingo equipment must be in good working order and is subject to inspection and approval by the LGCA.

  • All media bingo product must be purchased from Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries or a licensed gaming supplier.

  • Licensees or applicants that wish to use media bingo product supplied by a licensed gaming supplier other than Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries must submit the product for approval by the LGCA. This product cannot be used unless the LGCA approves.

  • Media bingo product and supplies must be securely stored.

  • Tampering with media bingo product is prohibited.

  • Media bingo product must not be sold or exchanged between licensees.

  • Media bingo product must be sealed so that the bingo numbers cannot be seen until purchased and opened by a player.

  • When a licence is suspended or cancelled by the LGCA, all media bingo product will be confiscated by the LGCA.

  • Multiple or discounted prices are only allowed for media bingo product if a method of ensuring financial accountability is provided in writing by the applicant and approved in writing by the LGCA.

  • The outside of the sealed media bingo paper or the envelope containing the media bingo paper must include:

    1. the licence number issued by the LGCA;
    2. the licensee’s name, address and telephone number;
    3. the number of faces and selling price;
    4. the game number or date; and,
    5. any other information approved or directed by the LGCA.

Conduct

  • A media bingo licence may not be transferred, assigned, lent or borrowed.

  • Licensees must post or make available the following for each media bingo event:

    1. a copy of the current licence;
    2. all posters provided by the LGCA; and
    3. any other information required by the LGCA.

  • Copies of the following must be available in a way directed by the LGCA for each media bingo event:

    1. the game program;
    2. house rules, including those specified in 7.01; and,
    3. the LGCA Standard Rules of Play (as set out in Section 7).

  • Individuals directly involved in the conduct, management or operation of a media bingo event may not play at that event.

  • Gaming service providers who are licensed by the LGCA to assist licensees with the operation of media bingo events must not play at any event as long as their contract with the licensee is in effect.

  • The approved application, the Media Bingo Terms and Conditions and the approved rules are part of the licence. Any change must be applied for and approved in writing by the LGCA before being advertised or implemented. All approved amendments must be available at each event.

  • Media bingo events may only be held in the location and on the date and time specified on the licence or any subsequently-approved amendment.

  • Accumulators must not be changed in any way unless the changes are applied for in writing by the licensee and approved in writing by the LGCA. Approved changes must be advertised before the changes are implemented.

  • Licensees planning to stop operating their media bingo events for more than 90 days must give away any existing accumulator at the last scheduled event before closing, unless otherwise approved by the LGCA.

  • Licensees planning to stop operating their media bingo events must notify the LGCA in writing of:

    1. the last scheduled event date; and,
    2. the method of giving away existing accumulators.

  • Licensees must ensure advertising accurately reflects the approved licence and includes the organization’s name and licence number. Advertising of prizes must identify any applicable restrictions.

  • Licensees must not sell media bingo product outside Manitoba, and must not advertise media bingo events outside Manitoba.

  • Licensees may accept orders for product through a website under the following conditions:

    1. Credit card information may be collected online, but the completion of the payment process online is not allowed.
    2. Online ordering cannot be the sole method offered.
    3. Immediate confirmation of the order may be done electronically, but actual product must be delivered by mail or in-person to the purchaser.
    4. Only orders placed within Manitoba may be processed.

Standard Rules of Play

  • House rules are part of the licence, must be compliant with the Media Bingo Terms and Conditions, and must identify:

    1. how to obtain a list of bingo numbers called;
    2. the criteria to win any game or prize, including accumulator and consolation prizes;
    3. the method and time limit to declare a possible winner;
    4. the method and time limit to claim the prize; and,
    5. the procedure for handling any media transmission or telephone failures.

  • The sale of all media bingo product must stop prior to any numbers being called for the event.

  • All potential winning cards must be verified by comparing the control number located in the centre (free space) of the card to the appropriate master control book.

  • When at least one player has been identified as a potential winner, no more numbers need to be called.

  • The player(s) correctly completing the required pattern in the least amount of numbers called and meeting the criteria to win as stated in the house rules, will be declared the winner(s).

  • Potential winners must present their card within the time limit stated in the house rules to claim a prize.

Prizes and Winners

  • Media bingo product must not be awarded or given away as a bonus or prize, unless a way of ensuring financial accountability is approved by the LGCA.

  • Licensees must identify the method of awarding a merchandise prize when there is more than one confirmed winner.

  • Promotional prizes are allowed only if there is no charge or consideration, including the requirement to purchase product, for the chance to win.

  • Cannabis cannot be given as a prize.

Records and Reporting

  • Licensees must maintain complete records of each media bingo event. These records must include, but are not limited to:

    1. sales and distribution records;
    2. records of potential winners; and,
    3. a list of each number called, in the order they were called, for each media bingo game.

  • Licensees must keep all records relating to the conduct and operation of media bingo events for at least three years after the expiration of the licence, unless otherwise approved in writing by the LGCA.

  • All media bingo revenue must be deposited immediately into a separate lottery bank account. This bank account must be separate from other organizational bank accounts and used for the sole purpose of depositing and disbursing funds earned by conducting LGCA-licensed events.

  • Licensees must make payments directly from their lottery bank account to the providers of goods and services and charitable purposes as approved by the LGCA. All forms of payment from the lottery bank account must be supported by invoices and/or receipts. Cash payments for expenses at an event are only allowed if they are supported by receipts that are attached to the applicable event sheet.

  • Licensees must submit required financial reports in an approved paper or electronic format. Reports must be complete and accurate and must include copies of all applicable bank statements.

  • Within 60 days after the final event, licensees must:

    1. return all unused media bingo product to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, when the product was not a special order;
    2. ensure media bingo product is destroyed, when the product was a special order;
    3. disburse all funds as approved with the licence; and,
    4. submit required financial information on approved forms;
    unless otherwise approved by the LGCA.

  • Licensees must make available to the public on request, information regarding the charitable use of media bingo revenue.

  • Licensees must provide the LGCA with supporting documentation for the use of media bingo revenue upon request. This documentation must include, but is not limited to, invoice copies, receipts and written acknowledgements from each recipient.

  • Upon written request from the LGCA, licensees must provide an independent audited financial statement or financial review of its media bingo operations.

Terms and Conditions - Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

General Provisions

  • All Texas hold’em poker tournaments conducted in Manitoba must be licensed by the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) or by a local gaming authority named or authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

  • The LGCA may license charitable and/or religious organizations to conduct Texas hold’em poker tournaments within Manitoba in accordance with Section 207(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (Canada).

  • Licensees must follow the requirements of The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act, associated regulations and the Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament Terms and Conditions. The LGCA may add or change terms and conditions of a licence at its discretion.

Penalties

  • Licensees that breach any term or condition, or fail to conduct a Texas hold’em poker tournament as approved by the LGCA, are subject to remedial action deemed necessary by the LGCA.

  • The LGCA may suspend a licence at any time, with or without notice, for the breach of any term or condition or, if in the opinion of the LGCA, it is in the public interest to do so.

Definitions

“all-in” means a player bets all their chips.

“betting interval” means the period of play when each player has an opportunity to bet, check, raise, call or drop (fold).

“big blind” means a mandatory bet (typically twice the amount of the small blind) placed by the player to the left of the small blind position before any cards are dealt.

“burn” means to discard the top card face down from the deck.

“call” means a player places enough chips into the pot to make their contribution equal to the contribution of any other player, but not greater.

“check” means a player remains in the round of play but does not wish to place a bet, provided no previous player has made a bet during that betting interval.

“community cards” means the five cards dealt face up in the middle of the table which may be used by all players in constructing a standard five-card poker hand.

“dealer” means the individual responsible for dealing the cards and controlling the playing table.

“dealer button” means an object used to designate the player in the dealer position as if that player was actually dealing the cards.

“drop” or “fold” means a player discards their hand and no longer participates in the round of play.

“flop” means the first three community cards to be placed face up during a round of play.

“hand” means any combination of two pocket cards and/or five community cards which are used to create a standard five-card poker hand.

“gaming service provider” means a person who is licensed by the LGCA to provide gaming management services directly or indirectly to a person who holds a gaming event licence.

“LGCA Standard Rules of Play” are those established by the LGCA as provided in Section 7 of these terms and conditions.

“misdeal” means a wrong distribution of cards by the dealer to the players.

“mucked cards” means the pocket cards being discarded when a player drops or folds.

“pit boss and/or manager” means the individual who volunteers or is contracted to manage or assist in managing the general play at the tables, which includes but is not limited to handling player disputes and relocating players.

“pocket cards” means the two cards dealt face down to each player that can only be used by that player in constructing their standard five-card poker hand.

“raise” means a player places enough chips in the pot to call, plus one or more chips.

“rebuy” means the fee paid by any player, prior to being eliminated, to purchase more chips to stay in the game.

“river” means the fifth and final community card to be placed face up during a round of play.

“round of play” means the period of play commencing with the first card dealt by the dealer and concluding with the awarding of the pot.

“side pot” means a new pot(s) established by the dealer after a player has gone all-in and additional bets have been placed.

“small blind” means a mandatory bet (typically half the amount of the big blind) placed by the player immediately to the left of the dealer button before any cards are dealt.

“tournament chairperson” means the member of the organization named in the application who must ensure that all aspects of the tournament are conducted in compliance with the approved application and these terms and conditions and, further, must make final decisions on player disputes and ensure that all required reports are submitted to the LGCA.

“tournament rules” are rules established by the licensee that describe required conduct of players and the conduct or operation of the event. All tournament rules must comply with these terms and conditions.

“turn” means the fourth community card to be placed face up during a round of play.

General

  • Licensees must ensure the honesty and integrity of the individuals involved in the conduct and operation of the Texas hold’em poker tournament.

  • Licensees must notify the LGCA without delay about anything that has, is or is likely to compromise the honest conduct and management of their Texas hold’em poker tournament.

  • The LGCA and its representatives may, at any time before, during or after the Texas hold’em poker tournament, audit or inspect anything related to the Texas hold’em poker tournament. This includes, but is not limited to, event facilities, buildings, equipment, expenses, documents, records and recipients of funds.

  • The LGCA and its representatives must be given free access at all times and must be allowed to remove anything they consider relevant to the Texas hold’em poker tournament for inspection, examination or audit.

  • Applicants must identify all gaming service providers and the types of services on the application. The LGCA will determine if these service providers require licensing.

  • Licensees must not do business with a gaming service provider that is not licensed, if the LGCA has determined that licensing is required.

  • Licensees cannot assign the conduct or management of the Texas hold’em poker tournament to any gaming service provider on their behalf.

Use of Funds

  • Funds generated from Texas hold’em poker tournaments must be used for the advancement of education, religion, health or the relief of poverty, or they must benefit the community through the promotion of sport, recreation, culture or any other area considered appropriate by the LGCA.

  • An organization using Texas hold’em poker tournament funds to purchase, build or renovate real property must ensure the proceeds from the subsequent sale, mortgaging or other disposition of that property (at least an amount equal to the value of funds raised by the Texas hold’em poker tournament) are used for a charitable or religious purpose.

  • An organization using Texas hold’em poker tournament funds to purchase, build or renovate property owned by the licensee must have a dissolution clause that comes into effect should the organization fold or wind up. This clause must be included as a specific provision for distribution of assets in the organization’s constitution and/or in its articles of incorporation to ensure the organization’s assets are used for charitable purposes upon dissolution.

  • An organization using Texas hold’em poker tournament funds for a future capital project may place Texas hold’em poker tournament funds into an interest-bearing investment or bank account until the organization has sufficient funds to begin the project. Special reporting is required while the funds are invested outside of the organization’s lottery account.

Fees and Expenses

  • Licence fees are set by the LGCA and must be submitted as required.

  • Texas hold’em poker tournament expenses must not exceed 15% of gross anticipated entry fee revenue. Licence fees, playing cards and poker chip expenses are not included in this 15% limit.

  • Licensees that own the premises or the media outlet in which their Texas hold’em poker tournament takes place must not deduct rent as an expense.

Licence Applications

  • Applicants must provide all information required on the application form. In addition, the LGCA may request any other information it deems necessary.

  • The LGCA may limit the number of events held by a licensee during any specific time period.

  • Licensees may hold Texas hold’em poker tournaments in:

    1. publicly-owned premises;
    2. premises owned by another charitable or religious organization;
    3. premises they own; or,
    4. private premises, if approved by the LGCA.

  • A licence to conduct a Texas hold’em poker tournament will generally be granted to a single organization. This organization must retain full responsibility for the operation of each Texas hold’em poker tournament.

  • Applicants must ensure enough funds are available to award all prizes offered. Applicants may be required to provide a prize guarantee in a form satisfactory to the LGCA.

  • Licensees or applicants may ask in writing for an exemption from any term or condition and must satisfy the LGCA that compliance with that term or condition would cause them unreasonable hardship.

Equipment and Supplies

  • Texas hold’em poker tournament equipment must be in good working order and is subject to inspection and approval by the LGCA.

  • Texas hold’em poker must be played with a high-quality, standard 52-card deck without jokers. Decks must be replaced when worn. Wild cards are not allowed.

  • Texas hold’em poker must be played at tables large enough to accommodate a dealer and a maximum of 10 players. Players must have sufficient room to examine their cards without disclosing their value to other players or to spectators.

  • Licensees are responsible to ensure only chips sold at their event are used and that the chips are clearly identified.

  • At least three colours (i.e. denominations) of chips must be available.

Conduct

  • A Texas hold’em poker tournament licence may not be transferred, assigned, lent or borrowed.

  • Licensees must post or make available the following at each Texas hold’em poker tournament location:

    1. a copy of the current licence;
    2. all posters provided by the LGCA; and
    3. any other information required by the LGCA.

  • Copies of the following must be available to players prior to each event:

    1. the tournament rules, as approved by the LGCA;
    2. the LGCA Standard Rules of Play (see Section 7); and,
    3. any rules that relate specifically to pre-registration.

  • The LGCA Standard Rules of Play and the approved tournament rules supersede any other standard poker rule book referenced during the event.

  • Licensees must not permit spectators into the tournament play area and must ensure spectators do not interfere with any table in play.

  • Tables cannot be left unattended by tournament workers once players are seated.

  • People under 18 years of age are not permitted to play, work or volunteer at Texas hold'em poker tournaments.

  • Texas hold’em poker must be conducted as a tournament where all players pay an established entry fee for the same amount of chips.

  • Unidentified chips must be removed from play and any chips not provided by the licensee for that event must be provided to the LGCA with an incident report.

  • Any deck found to be defective or containing damaged cards must be removed immediately from play. Suspected marked cards must be provided to the LGCA with an incident report.

  • Tournament chips must have no cash value.

  • Dealers cannot sell tournament chips.

  • Licensees may offer a maximum of three rebuy units to players. Sale of all rebuys must cease at a specified time during the event.

  • Licensees are responsible to ensure all workers are appropriately trained, thoroughly knowledgeable about the game, and able to provide consistent conduct and operation of the event.

  • The tournament chairperson must:

    1. be a member of the licensed organization;
    2. be present throughout the event(s);
    3. ensure fair and consistent determinations when disputes or questions arise;
    4. ensure that all disputes or irregularities are properly recorded and reported to the LGCA;
    5. immediately report any incident that might compromise the integrity of the event(s) to the LGCA;
    6. ensure that all required reports are submitted to the LGCA; and,
    7. ensure compliance with all terms and conditions of the licence.

  • Dealers must maintain full control of their tables at all times including, but not limited to, handling betting order, side pots, chips, mucked cards, cards in play, and player and spectator behaviour.

  • Persons directly involved in the conduct, management or operation of the Texas hold’em poker tournament cannot play at that event.

  • Gaming service providers who are licensed by the LGCA to assist licensees in the operation of Texas hold’em poker tournaments must not play at any event as long as their contract with the licensee is in effect.

  • The approved application, the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Terms and Conditions and the approved rules are part of the licence. Any change must be applied for and approved in writing by the LGCA before being advertised or implemented. All approved amendments must be available at each event.

  • Texas hold’em poker tournaments may only be held in the location and on the date and time specified on the licence or any subsequently-approved amendment.

  • Licensees planning to stop operating their Texas hold’em poker tournaments must notify the LGCA in writing of the last scheduled event date.

  • Licensees must ensure advertising accurately reflects the approved licence and includes the organization’s name and licence number. Advertising of prizes must identify any applicable restrictions.

  • Licensees must not sell pre-registrations or advertise Texas hold’em poker tournaments outside Manitoba.

  • Licensees may accept orders for pre-registrations through a website under the following conditions:

    1. Credit card information may be collected online, but the completion of the payment process online is not allowed.
    2. Online ordering cannot be the sole method offered.
    3. Immediate confirmation of the registration may be done electronically, but actual tickets must be delivered by mail or in-person to the purchaser.
    4. Only orders placed within Manitoba may be processed.

Standard Rules of Play

  • Tournament rules must be compliant with the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Terms and Conditions and must identify:

    1. entry fee and amount of chips received;
    2. the procedures and rules for allowing prepaid entry fees or pre-registration, if applicable;
    3. the prizes offered;
    4. any minimum limits or conditions for raises;
    5. the number of blinds and the progression of increase in the blinds;
    6. the time limit, price charged, amount of chips and method established for rebuys, if allowed;
    7. the method for eliminating lower value chips;
    8. the method for handling split pots with an uneven amount of chips;
    9. the rules for elimination of players;
    10. the method for determining the order of finish (see 8.04);
    11. the method for resolving tournament standing ties;
    12. the rule for allowing players to leave the table;
    13. any other poker rule book referenced during the event;
    14. the designated language for the tournament; and,
    15. any other information essential to a player’s understanding of how the tournament will be conducted.

  • Licensees must not offer refunds once tournament play has begun.

  • Licensees must assign table and player positions randomly.

  • All suits have the same rank. The rank of cards, from highest to lowest, must be ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, except where the ace may be counted low (see 8.03).

  • Cards must be displayed face-up on each table so that each card can be seen by any player before the start of play at each Texas hold’em poker tournament.

  • Players cannot deal. Players who have been eliminated cannot become a dealer for that tournament.

  • Player conduct:

    1. A player cannot bet on more than one hand in any round of play.
    2. Side-betting is not allowed.
    3. Substitute players are not allowed.
    4. Players may not give, sell, exchange or redeem chips with another player.
    5. Players may not handle the chips placed in the pot.
    6. Players are responsible to protect their cards.
    7. Players must keep their pocket cards in full view of the dealer at all times.
    8. Players may examine their pocket cards at any time and must do so in a manner that does not disclose their value to other players or spectators.
    9. Players may not exchange information about their cards.

  • The dealer will collect all cards and shuffle them prior to each round of play.

  • The dealer button must start with the player to the left of the dealer. The dealer will move the dealer button to the next player in a clockwise direction prior to commencing each subsequent round of play.

  • The player immediately to the left of the dealer button will post the required blind (small blind, if two blinds are required) before the beginning of each round of play.

  • If two blinds are required, the player immediately to the left of the small blind position will post the required big blind before the beginning of each round of play. When all but two players have been eliminated from the table, the player with the dealer button will post the small blind and the other player will post the big blind.

  • All cards will be dealt in a clockwise direction beginning with the player immediately to the left of the dealer button.

  • The dealer will commence the first betting interval by dealing one card face-down to each player, then a second card face-down to each player.

  • The first betting interval will proceed as follows:

    1. The player immediately to the left of the big blind position is the first to act and must call, raise or fold. When all but two players have been eliminated from the table, the player with the dealer button is the first to act and must call, raise or fold.
    2. Betting continues in a clockwise direction until each player has an opportunity to call, raise or fold, with the exception of the player in the big blind position who may also check if no other player has raised.

  • The dealer will commence the second betting interval by burning a card and then dealing three community cards face-up in the middle of the table.

  • The second betting interval will proceed as follows:

    1. The player immediately to the left of the dealer button is the first to act and must bet, check or fold.
    2. Betting continues in a clockwise direction until each player has an opportunity to check, call, raise or fold.

  • The dealer will commence the third betting interval by burning a card and dealing one community card face up.

  • The third betting interval will proceed as in 7.16.

  • The dealer will commence the fourth betting interval by burning a card and dealing one community card face-up.

  • The fourth betting interval will proceed as in 7.16. Upon completion of four betting intervals:

    1. If only one player remains in the round of play (i.e. all but one player has folded), the player is not obligated to show their hand.
    2. If two or more players remain in the round of play:
      1. it will be the obligation of the player who made the last bet to show their hand; or,
      2. if no player has placed a bet, it will be the obligation of all players to show their hands.

  • Any combination of a player’s pocket cards and/or community cards may be used to construct a standard five-card poker hand.

  • If a tie cannot be broken, the pot will be split among all equal hands for that round of play.

  • When a player is eliminated, they must not be allowed to re-enter the tournament.

  • As players are eliminated, tables must be maintained, as closely as possible, with an equal number of players.

  • When relocating players, the new position must be as close as possible to the player’s position at the previous table. Relocated players must assume all responsibilities of the new position.

  • No misdeal may be called after the first bet. In the event of a misdeal, additional blinds cannot be required.

  • The use of any cell phone or electronic device is prohibited during tournament play.

  • The tournament chairperson is responsible for handling all disputes. Any player dissatisfied with the tournament chairperson’s decision may contact the LGCA.

Prizes and Winners

  • Tournament entries, rebuys or chips must not be awarded or given away as a bonus or prize unless the LGCA has approved a method of ensuring financial accountability.

  • Promotional prizes are allowed only if there is no charge or consideration, including the requirement to pay a registration fee, for the chance to win.

  • For every round of play, the last remaining player will be declared the winner or the winning hand among all remaining players will be determined in accordance with the following ranking of poker combinations:

    Royal Flush is a hand containing an ace, king, queen, jack and 10 of the same suit.

    Straight Flush is a hand containing five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking. An ace may count high or low.

    Four of a Kind is a hand containing four cards of the same rank.

    Full House is a hand containing three of a kind and one pair.

    Flush is a hand containing five cards of the same suit but not in consecutive ranking.

    Straight is a hand containing five cards of consecutive rank regardless of suit. An ace may count high or low.

    Three of a Kind is a hand containing three cards of the same rank.

    Two Pairs is a hand containing two pairs.

    One Pair is a hand containing two cards of the same rank.

    High Card is a hand that does not contain one pair or better.

  • The order of finish for the tournament will be determined by one of the following methods:

    1. If play continues until all but one player is eliminated, the order of finish will be the order of elimination from last to first. The last remaining player will be declared the winner; or
    2. If play stops at a set time as defined in the tournament rules, the order of finish will be determined by ranking the value of chips held by each player at the end of play from highest to lowest. The player having the highest value of chips will be declared the winner; or,
    3. Any other method approved by the LGCA.

  • Cannabis cannot be given as a prize.

Records and Reporting

  • Licensees must maintain complete Texas hold’em poker tournament records. These records must include, but are not limited to, event sheets, player registration forms and lists of winners.

  • Licensees must keep all records relating to the conduct and operation of Texas hold’em poker tournaments for at least three years after the expiration of the licence, unless otherwise approved in writing by the LGCA.

  • All Texas hold’em poker tournament revenue must be deposited immediately into a separate lottery bank account. This bank account must be separate from other organizational bank accounts and used for the sole purpose of depositing and disbursing funds earned by conducting LGCA-licensed events.

  • Licensees must make payments directly from their lottery bank account to providers of goods and services and charitable purpose as approved by the LGCA. All forms of payment from the lottery bank account must be supported by invoices and/or receipts. Cash payments for expenses at an event are only allowed if they are supported by receipts that are attached to the applicable event sheet.

  • Licensees must submit required financial reports in an approved paper or electronic format. Reports must be complete and accurate and must include copies of all applicable bank statements.

  • Within 60 days after the final event, licensees must:

    1. disburse all funds as approved with the licence; and,
    2. submit required financial information on approved forms;
    unless otherwise approved by the LGCA.

  • Licensees must make available to the public on request, information regarding the charitable use of Texas hold’em poker tournament revenue.

  • Licensees must provide the LGCA with supporting documentation for the use of Texas hold’em poker tournament revenue upon request. This documentation must include, but is not limited to, invoice copies, receipts and written acknowledgements from each recipient.

  • Upon written request from the LGCA, licensees must provide an independent audited financial statement or financial review of their Texas hold’em poker tournament operations.

Terms and Conditions - Cannabis Licence - General
Licensees are responsible to comply with all general retail terms and conditions; terms and conditions specific to the type of licence held; and any terms and conditions specific to delivery.

  1. Definitions

    “Act” means The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act and includes regulations made under the Act.

    “advertisement” means anything prepared by or on behalf of a regulated person that is intended to promote liquor or cannabis sales or participation in a lottery.

    “age-restricted cannabis store” means a cannabis store that young persons are prohibited from entering and in which measures specified by the executive director must be implemented to prevent persons outside the store from viewing the interior of the store.

    “cannabis” means cannabis as defined in the Cannabis Act (Canada).

    “cannabis store” means the premises specified in a retail cannabis licence where the retail sale of cannabis is authorized.

    “controlled-access cannabis store” means a cannabis store in which cannabis and cannabis packages and labels are stored behind a counter or behind shelving with covers that prevent persons from viewing them. Customers in the store are not allowed to view or access cannabis and any cannabis packages until after purchase.

    “executive director” means the executive director of the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba.

    “inspector” means:
    a)   an inspector appointed or designated under section 119 or 120 of the Act; and
    b)   a member of a police service.

    “intoxication” for the purposes of the Act, a person is intoxicated if their mental or physical capabilities are significantly affected by liquor, cannabis or other drug, or by any other substance.

    “LGCA” means the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba.

    “licensee” means a person, business entity or association of persons holding a licence issued by the LGCA. In these terms and conditions it means the holder of a retail cannabis licence.

    “MLLC” means the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation.

    “organic solvent” means an organic compound that is explosive or highly flammable, including petroleum naptha and compressed liquid hydrocarbons such as butane, isobutane, propane and propylene.

    “person” includes an organization, association, group or partnership, corporation or any other business model.

    “remote order”means an order for the purchase of cannabis that has been submitted on the Internet or by another method approved by the executive director.

    “retail area” means the area of the cannabis store set out in the retail cannabis licence where members of the public may be present.

    “sell”means to supply for any type of consideration, remuneration or benefit, whether direct or indirect, and includes to offer for sale or display for sale.

    “storage area” means the area of a cannabis store set out in the retail cannabis licence where cannabis that is not available for immediate sale in the retail area is stored.

    “young person” means a person under the age 19 years.

  2. General
    1. A retail cannabis licence authorizes the licensee to sell cannabis on a retail basis:
      a)   to customers at the premises specified in the licence; and
      b)   for delivery from the premises specified in the licence, based on remote orders received by the holder.

    2. The licensee can only sell the classes of cannabis authorized for sale under the Cannabis Act (Canada).

    3. The licensee must not sell live cannabis plants or viable cannabis seeds.

    4. The licensee must not sell organic solvents at the cannabis store.

    5. The licensee must ensure that cannabis is sold from the cannabis store in accordance with the Act and that the cannabis store is operated in accordance with the Act.

    6. The licensee may only sell cannabis purchased from MLLC.

    7. A separate retail cannabis licence is required for each location where a person operates a cannabis store.

    8. The licensee may operate from an additional or different location for a specified period of time with the prior written authorization of the executive director.

    9. No proprietary rights accrue with a licence.

    10. Every advertisement prepared by or on behalf of a licensee must comply with the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards established by Advertising Standards Canada and the applicable requirements of the Cannabis Act (Canada).

    11. The executive director may, by written notice, require the licensee to post public service notices prepared, provided or approved by the LGCA on topics such as responsible cannabis consumption and the dangers of driving after consuming cannabis both in the cannabis store and on the cannabis store website.

    12. The licensee must ensure that every purchaser of cannabis receives written materials respecting cannabis that have been approved by the LGCA.

    13. The executive director may, at any time, add, vary, repeal or substitute terms and conditions of a licence.

    14. The licensee must continue to comply with any terms and conditions or requirements under which the retail store was licensed unless otherwise authorized by the LGCA.

    15. The licensee must ensure they comply with all federal or provincial enactments and municipal by-laws.

    16. A licence shall be cancelled immediately if the licensee’s cannabis store agreement under section 101.3 of the Act is terminated, and shall be suspended immediately if the licensee’s agreementunder section 101.3 of the Act is suspended.

    17. All required fees must be paid and required information submitted as directed by the LGCA.

  3. Operations
    1. The licensee is responsible for the conduct of all of the licensee’s employees while the employees are acting in the course of their duties.

    2. The licensee must establish and maintain a policy that sets out conduct that would prevent a person from being employed by the licensee or that requires the termination of a person’s employment with the licensee.

    3. The licensee must conduct appropriate background checks on a prospective employee to determine if the person has engaged in conduct set out in the employee security screening policy.

    4. The licensee must not employ a person who has engaged in conduct set out in the employee security screening policy.

    5. The licensee must provide all amendments to the employee security screening policy as soon as practicable after the amendments are made.

    6. The licensee must ensure that if a person who appears to be under 19 years of age:
      a)   attempts to enter an age-restricted cannabis store; or
      b)   attempts to purchase cannabis at a cannabis store;
      a cannabis store employee must require that person to produce one of the authorized types of identification set out in 3.7 that confirms that the person is 19 years of age or older.

    7. If a licensee requires a person produce identification, the licensee may only accept one of the following types of identification belonging to that person:
      c)   a valid passport;
      d)   a valid driver’s licence;
      e)   a valid identification card issued by Manitoba Public Insurance;
      f)   a valid Secure Certificate of Indian Status issued by the Government of Canada;
      g)   two valid pieces of government-issued identification, with at least one piece of identification containing a photograph of the person.

    8. If the person refuses or is unable to produce the required identification, the licensee must require the person to leave the cannabis store and must not sell cannabis to the person.

    9. A licensee must not allow a person to consume cannabis in a cannabis store.

    10. The licensee must ensure that any person who is involved in the sale of cannabis has successfully completed a training course specified by the executive director.

    11. The licensee must keep the retail cannabis licence posted in a conspicuous place in the cannabis store.

    12. The licensee that operates a website must post the retail cannabis licence number in a conspicuous place on the website.

    13. Cannabis must not be sold in the cannabis store:
      a) from 12:00 midnight until 8:00 a.m.; and
      b) from 12:00 midnight until 1:00 p.m. on Remembrance Day.

    14. The licensee may store cannabis at a location outside the cannabis store only if the executive director has given written approval authorizing cannabis storage at that location.

    15. Sections 3.16 to 3.24 apply to security at the cannabis store and authorized off-site storage location.


    16. Security
    17. The licensee must install and maintain a video surveillance system at the cannabis store that:
      a)   is in continuous operation;
      b)   detects power outages;
      c)   records all interior areas of the cannabis store, including the storage area;
      d)   records all exterior entrances to the cannabis store, or, if the cannabis store is located within larger premises operated by the licensee, all exterior entrances to those premises;
      e)   records the area of the cannabis store where sales transactions are concluded;
      f)   produces a clear colour image of all areas under surveillance and is capable of reproducing clear colour images from surveillance recordings; and
      g)   provides a date and time stamp on each recorded frame.

    18. The licensee must retain all video surveillance records for a period of 120 days.

    19. The licensee must post a sign in a prominent location within the cannabis store that advises that a video surveillance system is in operation at the cannabis store.

    20. The licensee must ensure that the surveillance system and all storage devices:
      a)   are securely stored; and
      b)   are only accessible to authorized persons.

    21. The licensee must also comply with all licence-specific security terms and conditions stated in part 8 of the terms and conditions.

    22. The licensee must ensure that the storage area of a cannabis store is locked at all times.

    23. The licensee must ensure that only cannabis store employees may enter or access the storage area of the cannabis store except as stated in 3.23.

    24. The licensee may allow a person 19 years of age or over, who is not a cannabis store employee to enter or access the storage area if:
      a)   prior to entering or accessing the storage area, the person presents identification that confirms their name to a cannabis store employee; and
      b)   the person is accompanied at all times by a cannabis store employee.

    25. The licensee must keep a daily record of:
      a)   the cannabis store employees who are on duty that day; and
      b)   the name of any person who is not a cannabis store employee who enters or accesses the storage area that day, and the time that person entered or accessed the storage area. and retain these records for a period of one year.

    26. The POS software system security must include:
      a)   designated access controls/transaction authorizations for staff and management;
      b)   designated administration rights and/or authorizations to add/delete UPC codes, void transactions and transfer inventory;
      c)   unique login or password requirements for all employees; and d)   user approval/deletion protocol.


    27. Display and Sale of Cannabis
    28. The licensee must ensure that customers at the cannabis store are not able to handle cannabis at any time before it has been purchased.

    29. The licensee can only sell cannabis if:
      a)   it is in the same packaging as when it was delivered to the cannabis store;
      b)   the original packaging has not been opened, unsealed or damaged in any way; and
      c)   all labels on the original packaging are in place, have not been modified in any way and are not obscured.

    30. The licensee must not sell more than 30 g of dried cannabis, or an equivalent amount of one or more other classes of cannabis to a person in a single transaction.

    31. The licensee must not allow any person other than a cannabis store employee to sell cannabis in the cannabis store.

    32. The licensee must not accept a customer return of cannabis, except in the case of cannabis that is the subject of a recall or quality control issues.

    33. The licensee cannot sell cannabis if:
      a)   it has been used in a display container;
      b)   its packaging has been damaged; or
      c)   the cannabis has quality control issues
      and the licensee must dispose of the cannabis.


    34. Disposal
    35. All cannabis awaiting disposal must be kept in a part of the storage area separate from sellable cannabis.

    36. The licensee must ensure that any cannabis is destroyed using a method that alters or denatures the cannabis to such an extent that consumption of the cannabis is rendered impossible or improbable.


    37. Remote Orders
    38. The licensee may only accept online remote orders that are submitted to a website operated by the licensee.

    39. The licensee must ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to prevent persons under 19 years of age from submitting remote orders.

    40. The licensees must ensure that payment for a remote cannabis order is processed by the licensee before the cannabis is sent for delivery from the cannabis store.

    41. The licensee must not place more than 30 g of dried cannabis, or an equivalent amount of one ormore other classes of cannabis, in a single package for delivery to a customer.

    42. The licensee must package all cannabis for delivery to a purchaser in a package that:
      a)   prevents persons from viewing the contents of the package without opening the package;
      b)   is sealed so that the cannabis cannot be removed from the package without breaking the seal;
      c)   is constructed of material and designed so that it will not open while being transported; and
      d)   prevents the escape of cannabis odour.

    43. The licensee must use a method of delivery that ensures:
      a)   tracking of the package during transit,
      b)   receiver of package signs for package prior to taking possession;
      c)   safekeeping of the package during transit.
      d)   age verification of the receiver prior to delivery of package to ensure receiver is 19 years of age or older;
      e)   delivery of package only delivered to a person at the address specified in the remote order;
      f)   the package is not delivered to a person that appears to be intoxicated.


    44. Delivery
    45. The licensee may only deliver cannabis from the location of their retail store as stated in their licence.

    46. A licensee must not:
      a) deliver or transport cannabis; or
      b) send, or cause to be sent, a package, parcel or other container containing cannabis
      to a young person.

    47. The licensee may have an employee of the licensee deliver cannabis according to the terms and conditions set out in part 9.

    48. The licensee must make a written request to the LGCA prior to using a third-party delivery service to deliver cannabis in Manitoba.

    49. The licensee must ensure that a third-party delivery service delivering cannabis on the licensee’s behalf complies with the third-party delivery standards provided to the licensee upon approval by the LGCA.

    50. The licensee is responsible to ensure that any employee delivering cannabis on behalf of the licensee is aware of and complies with the terms and conditions of delivery.

    51. The licensee must ensure that a third-party delivery service returns all undeliverable cannabis to the retail store.

  4. Inspections
    1. For the purposes of determining compliance with the Act, an inspector may at any reasonable time, without a warrant, enter:
      a)   any business premises of a licensee; and
      b)   any other premises other than a dwelling where the inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that records or things relevant to the administration or enforcement of the Act are kept.

    2. The licensee or person in charge of the cannabis store being inspected or having custody or control of the relevant records or things must: a)   produce or make available to the inspector all records and things that the inspector requires for the inspection;
      b)   provide any assistance or additional information, including personal information that the inspector reasonably requires to perform the inspection; and
      c)   answer questions related to the purpose of the inspection that are asked of them by the inspector.

    3. The licensee must not obstruct or hinder, or make a false or misleading statement to, an inspector who is exercising powers or performing duties under the Act.

  5. Offences and Compliance
    1. It is an offence to sell cannabis without holding a valid licence issued by LGCA.

    2. It is an offence to contravene a provision of the Act or these terms and conditions.

    3. The licensee must not give, sell or otherwise supply cannabis to another person who is not authorized to sell cannabis if they know that the other person intends to sell the cannabis in contravention of the Act.

    4. The licensee must not give, sell or otherwise supply cannabis to a person who is or who appearsto be intoxicated.

    5. The licensee must not give, sell or otherwise supply cannabis to a young person.

    6. The licensee who is the subject of a compliance order must comply with the order.

    7. Unless the compliance order is appealed, a licensee who is ordered to pay an administrative penalty must pay the amount of the penalty to the LGCA within the time specified in the order.

    8. The executive director can suspend or cancel the licence if the licensee fails to comply with an order.

    9. The licensee is guilty of an offence under this Act who:
      a)   contravenes a provision of this Act; or
      b)   knowingly makes a false statement in an application for or renewal of a licence, permit or approval or in any record, return or report required under this Act.

    10. The licensee who is guilty of an offence under this Act is liable on conviction:
      a)   in the case of an individual, to a fine of not more than $100,000, imprisonment for up to one year, or both; and
      b)   in the case of a corporation, to a fine of not more than $500,000.

    11. If a corporation commits an offence under this Act, a director or officer of the corporation who authorized, permitted or acquiesced in the commission of the offence is also guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to the applicable penalties set out in 5.10(a), whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

  6. Change in Control and Notification Obligations
    1. A transfer or assignment of a licence is not valid without the written consent of the executive director.

    2. A licence ceases to be valid if there is a prescribed change in control of the licensee, unless the executive director approves the proposed change in accordance with the regulations.

    3. Unless approved by the executive director, a licence ceases to be valid if:
      a)   the licensee sells, assigns or transfers its assets through which it carries out the activities authorized by the licence;
      b)   10% or more of the shares, or any class of share, of the following are sold, assigned or transferred:
          (i)   a licensee that is a corporation; or
          (ii)   a corporation that effectively controls the business of a corporation that is a licensee;
      c)   a person becomes or ceases to be a partner of a licensee that is a partnership;
      d)   a person becomes entitled to any of the profits from the licensed activity or becomes liable for any obligations incurred from the licensed activity; or
      e)   a person loans or advances or causes to be loaned or advanced money or any thing of value, with or without security, to the licensee.

    4. To seek the executive director’s approval of a change described in 6.3, the licensee must, at least 10 days before the proposed change is to occur:
      a)   apply to the executive director in writing; and
      b)   provide any information requested by the executive director.

    5. The licensee shall notify the executive director in writing prior to amending the originally approved cannabis store floor plan.

    6. If a licensee contracts with a person to manage the cannabis store where the person is receiving profits from the sale of cannabis, the LGCA must approve the person and the licensee must provide the LGCA a copy of the management agreement upon request.

  7. Recordkeeping / Reporting
    1. The licensee must immediately notify the LGCA in writing of:
      a)   any change in the principals of the licensee, or change to the authorized signatory of the licensee responsible for the agreement;
      b)   any change of the licensee’s name;
      c)   any change of the licensee’s permanent address;
      d)   any change of the licensee’s address for service.

    2. The licensee must notify the LGCA of any matter which the licensee can reasonably assume to be of consequence to the LGCA.

    3. The licensee must provide such further information as required by the LGCA.

    4. The licensee must maintain and produce records as set out by the executive director.

    5. The licensee must submit records and reports in the form required by the executive director.

    6. The licensee must, upon request, provide the authority with access to specified records or surveillance recordings that the licensee is required to keep.


    7. Inventory and Sales Records
    8. The licensee must maintain an inventory management system that:
      a)   tracks cannabis inventory at the cannabis store on an ongoing basis;
      b)   has a point-of-sale system;
      c)   enables the tracking of cannabis inventory by universal product code (UPC); and
      d)   identifies all cannabis available for sale and cannabis that cannot be sold.

    9. The licensee must maintain records respecting the following:
      a)   cannabis received;
      b)   cannabis available for sale;
      c)   cannabis sold;
      d)   cannabis that is not available for sale due to usage in display containers, damage to packaging or quality control issues;
      e)   cannabis subject to a recall;
      f)   cannabis disposed of;
      g)   any additional matters specified by the executive director.

    10. The licensee must maintain the records set out in 7.8 for the period of two years.

    11. The licensee must retain all source documents necessary to support the records set out in 7.8 for a period of two years.

    12. The licensee must keep records of inventory counts and sales and supporting documentation for two years.

    13. The licensee must provide the executive director with reports on the matters set out in 7.8, in the form and by the deadline specified by the executive director.

    14. The licensee must notify the executive director as soon as reasonably practicable after discovering inventory discrepancies.

Terms and Conditions - Cannabis Licence - Age-Restricted
Licensees are responsible to comply with all general retail terms and conditions; terms and conditions specific to the type of licence held; and any terms and conditions specific to the premises.

  1. Age-Restricted Store
    1. The licensee must not allow young persons to enter the cannabis store.

    2. The licensee of an age-restricted cannabis store must not employ any person under 19 years of age.


    3. Security
    4. The licensee must ensure that:
      a)   commercial grade locks are installed onall exterior doors of the cannabis store and the perimeter of the store is secured in a manner that prevents unauthorized access; and
      b)   a monitored security alarm system is in operation at all times that detects power outages, unauthorized entry to the cannabis store and any attempts to tamper with the alarm system.


    5. Display and Sale of Cannabis
    6. Except as permitted by 8.5,the licensee must ensure that all cannabis in the cannabis store remains in the same unopened packaging as when it was delivered to the cannabis store.

    7. The licensee may remove cannabis from its original package and place it in a display container in the retail area of the cannabis store.

    8. The licensee must ensure that cannabis, cannabis accessories and promotional materialdisplayed in an age-restricted cannabis store cannot be seen from outside thecannabis store.

    9. The licensee must ensure that all cannabis in the retail area of the cannabis store is kept in locked cases or containers that can be opened or accessed only by cannabis store employees subject to 8.8.

    10. The licensee may keep cannabis in a display container in the retail area of the cannabis store if:
      a)   the display container is chained or permanently secured in amanner that ensures that it cannot be removed from the store; or
      b)   cannabis store employees keep the display container in their possession at all times when showing it to the customers.

    11. The licensee cannot sell cannabis that wasin adisplay container.

Terms and Conditions - Cannabis Licence - Controlled-Access
Licensees are responsible to comply with all general retail terms and conditions; terms and conditions specific to the type of licence held; and any terms and conditions specific to the premises.
  1. Controlled-Access Store
    1. The licensee of a controlled-access cannabis store must ensure that only employees 19 years of age or oldermay be involved in the sale, handling or transportation of cannabis.


    2. Security
    3. The licensee of a controlled access-cannabis store that is located within larger premises whichare not operated by the licenseemust ensure that:
      a)   grade locks are installed on all exterior doors of the controlled-access cannabis store and the perimeter of the controlled-access store is secured in a manner that prevents unauthorized access; and
      b)   a monitored security alarm system is in operation at all timesthat detects power outages, unauthorized entry to the controlled-access cannabis store and any attempts to tamper with the alarm system.

    4. The licensee of a controlled-access store located within larger premises operated by the licensee must ensure that:
      a)   commercial grade locks are installed on all exterior doors of the larger premises and the perimeter of the larger premises is secured in a manner that prevents unauthorized access;
      b)   a monitored security alarm system is in operation at all times that detects power outages, unauthorized entry to the larger premises and any attempts to tamper with the alarm system; and
      c)   the perimeter of all parts of the controlled-access cannabis store must be secured in a manner that prevents unauthorized access at all times when the controlled-access cannabis store is closed.


    5. Sale of Cannabis
    6. The licensee must ensure all cannabis packages and labels are stored behind a counter or behind shelving with covers that prevent persons from viewing them.

    7. The licensee must ensure that all cannabis in the retail area of the cannabis store is kept in locked cases or containers that can be opened or accessed only by cannabis store employees.

    8. The licensee must ensure that all cannabis in the cannabis store remains in the same unopened packaging as when it was delivered to the cannabis store.

    9. The licensee must not allow the customer to view or access cannabis and cannabis packages until after the cannabis has beenpurchased.

    10. The licensee must not display any promotional information respecting cannabis within the cannabis store exceptas stated in 8.9.

    11. The licensee may post signs in the store that list the cannabis products offered for sale and the applicable price.

    12. The licensee must ensure all cannabis purchases are concluded at the cannabis store before the customer leaves with the cannabis in theirpossession.

Terms and Conditions - Cannabis Licence - Employee Delivery
Licensees are responsible to comply with all general retail terms and conditions; terms and conditions specific to the type of licence held; and any terms and conditions specific to the premises.
  1. EmployeeDelivery
    1. All employees of the licensee delivering cannabis must have successfully completed a trainingcourse specified by the executive director.

    2. Any cannabis that cannot be delivered to the purchaser for any reason by an employee of the licensee:
      a)   must bebrought backto the retail cannabis store;
      b)   cannot not be resold; and
      c)   must be re-entered into inventory for disposal.

    3. The licensee must ensure:
      a)   cannabisis onlydelivered to a person 19 years of age or older;
      b)   an age verificationcheckis conductedat the pointof delivery to verify the receiver is at least 19years of age;
      c)   cannabis is not delivered to aperson who appears to beintoxicated person;
      d)   the receiver signs an acknowledgement of receipt prior to receiving the cannabis;
      e)   delivery driversare19 years of age or older;and
      f)   cannabis is delivered only to the address specified in the remote order.

    4. Cannabis may only be delivered to a purchaser during the following hours:
      a)   from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.; and
      b)   from1:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. on Remembrance Day.

Standards - Chase the Card Rules of Play
The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) has established standard rules of play for chase the card raffles. Licensees must set their own, LGCA-approved house rules to be used with the LGCA’s standard rules of play during their chase the card events.
  1. Definitions

    “accumulator” means a chase the card prize where the value increases at a specified rate under clearly stated conditions. The player who chooses the chase card wins the entire accumulator prize.

    “bonus prize” is a prize awarded when a playerselects a designated card, other than the chase card. If a bonus prize is offered, it is awarded in addition to the raffle prize, unless otherwise stated in the rules.

    “chase the card” means a scheme where a raffle draw winner is awarded the chance to select a playing card from a deck. One or more specificcards are assigned prize values which are granted to the individual who selects the corresponding card. Often referred to as chase the ace.

    “chase card” is the card that, when selected, will result in a player winning the accumulator.

    “consolation prize” is a prize awarded to a playerwho does not select the chase card or any other card designated for a bonus prize.

    “deck” is a standard deck of playing cards with 52 cards plus two jokers.

    “double-roll tickets” are consecutively numbered, two-part tickets. One half of the ticket is retained by the purchaser, while the other half is retained by the licensee and used to perform the draw. Use of double-roll tickets are event-based and can only be used when the ticket sales and draw occur at the same event on a single day.

    “event” means an occasion where chase the card is played. Each event in a series is played at a regular time and location, on an ongoing basis.

    “gross sales” means total chase the card ticket sales, before deductions.

    “guarantee” means the minimum accumulator amount. A guarantee is different from a seed as it is removed once the accumulator is equal to the guarantee.

    “raffle prize” is a prize awarded to the raffle draw winner. Unless otherwise stated in the rules, the raffle prize is awarded in addition to the accumulator or bonus prize.

    “seed” means the amount the accumulator will start at for a new chase the card series. A seed is different from a guarantee as it is never removed. The player who chooses the chase card wins the entire accumulator which includes the initial seed.

    “series” means each game that begins with a new deck of cards and ends when the chase card is chosen.

  2. Standard Rules of Play
    1. Chase the card rules are part of the licence and must comply with the Raffle Terms and Conditions. The house rules must not contravene the LGCA’s standard rules of play and must contain the following:

      1. prize information:
        1. he amount of the accumulator, seed and/or guarantee, if any;
        2. all prizes for the series, including raffle prizes and/or bonus prizes;
        3. the method for calculating the value of all prizes, based on gross sales; and
        4. criteria to win all prizes offered, including bonus and consolation prizes.
      2. ticket information:
        1. ticket price;
        2. maximum number of tickets sold per event;
        3. maximum number of tickets sold to an individual per transaction; and
        4. maximum number of transactions per individual, if applicable.
      3. event information:
        1. frequency of event;
        2. time of ticket sales, including start and end times;
        3. draw time; and
        4. number of cards in a series deck, with a maximum of 52 cards plus two jokers.
      4. draw information:
        1. the chase card that will win the accumulator;
        2. the number and order of draws per event, if applicable;
        3. procedures for redraws, including time limits
        4. how previously selected cards will be displayed until the end of the series;
        5. age restriction, if any; and
        6. members of the organization who cannot participate, if any.
      5. all other information essential to a player’s understanding of how the game will be conducted.
    2. All remaining cards in the deck must be placed face-up prior to each draw and in view of the players. Cards must not overlap one another.

    3. All remaining cards must be shuffled and placed face-down, with no cards overlapping another, before the player chooses a card. The cards cannot be cut or handled by a player at any time.

    4. The licensee must require the player place their winning ticket (or a token) on the card they would like to select.

    5. The selected card must be revealed to all in attendance.

    6. The selected card must be marked and removed from play once it is revealed.

    7. Once the accumulator is won, a new series mustbegin at the following event with a new deck of cards. Written approval from the LGCA is required before any closures or making changes to the rules, including changes to an accumulator.

    8. Bent or marked cards must be replaced by a new, identical card; or the entire deck can be replaced, with previously chosen cards removed.

    9. Unless otherwise stated:

      1. the accumulating prize must be a percentage of gross sales;
      2. the winner of the accumulator must receive 100% of any seed and/or guarantee;
      3. the seed and/or guarantee must be reoccurring for every series; and
      4. raffle, bonus and/or consolation prizes must not be deducted from the accumulator.
  3. Conduct
    1. Double-roll tickets may be used when all ticket sales and draw(s) for that event take place on the same day at the same venue.

    2. If double-roll tickets are used:

      1. different coloured tickets must be used for each price point; and
      2. the licensee must have a method in place to ensure there are no duplicate ticket numbers.
    3. The licensee must ensure players must not touch or handle the cards in play, at any time.

    4. The licensee must secure all cards in play between events.

    5. A licensee that posts the value of chase the card ticket sales must ensure that the winner’s current share (the accumulator) is also clearly advertised.

    6. Accumulator game rules must not be changed in any way unless the changes are applied for in writing by the licensee and approved in writing by the LGCA. Any approved changes must be advertised before the changes are implemented.

      1. rule changes are generally not approved mid-series. When drafting house rules, a licensee must consider that the current series may run for 52 to 54 events.
      2. licensees planning to stop operating their chase the card event must notify the LGCA in writing of:
        1. the last scheduled event date;
        2. the method for giving away the accumulator and any applicable bonus prizes; and
        3. any closed periods
  4. Venue Change/ Second Venue
    1. The licensee must make a written request prior to moving their primary venue or adding a second venue, if unforeseen circumstances prevent the safe operation of the chase the card event at the primary approved venue.

      1. Second venues will only be approved for a limited time, and cannot be used on an ongoing basis. Once the chase card is selected, the second venue can no longer be used and the next series must begin at the primary venue only.
      2. The following is a list of the minimum information required by the LGCA to consider a request for a second venue:
        1. schedule of when the second venue would be used including proposed start date and latest end date;
        2. name and address of the second venue;
        3. identify at which venue the draw will be occurring, known as the primary venue;
        4. distance between the primary and second venues;
        5. whether tickets will be sold at both venues. If they will, identify how tickets will be securely transferred from the second to primary venue. The ticket sales period must be adjusted to allow adequate time to transfer tickets, and reconcile sales from both venues prior to the draw;
        6. identify how ticket sales will be recorded, the process for identifying fraudulent tickets and what procedures will be in place to verify that all tickets from both venues are entered into the draw;
        7. identify the method that will be used to ensure all ticket holders can witness the draw;
        8. identify how the winning ticket holder will identify themselves if they are not at the primary venue; and
        9. if the winning ticket holder is at the second venue, indicate how this will be communicated to the primary venue and how the winning ticket holder will be transported to the primary venue.
      3. If there is a change in the primary venue or a second venue is used, the licensee must notify the LGCA immediately after the chase card has been chosen.
Standards - Bingo and Breakopen Rules of Play
The Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA) has established standard rules of play. Licensees may set their own individual house rules to be used with the LGA’s standard rules of play during their bingo or breakopen events.

  1. House rules are part of the licence, must be compliant with the Bingo and Breakopen Terms and Conditions, and must identify:
    1. the minimum age to play bingo;
    2. if volunteers, or other people involved in the conduct or operation of the bingo event are allowed to play;
    3. the criteria to win any game or prize, including accumulator and consolation prizes; and,
    4. the time limit for cashing in winning breakopen tickets.
  2. Winning breakopen tickets can only be cashed inby the licensed organization from which they were purchased.
  3. Bingo balls must be displayed on the tray so that they can be inspected by any player before the start of play at each event.
  4. Bingo product must be marked so that:
    1. numbers can be read; and,
    2. product cannot be reused.
  5. The number on the bingo ball must be called out by the caller before the ball is considered to be in play.
  6. Players have the right to confirm the accuracy of the numbers called or displayed against the balls in the tray. If there is a discrepancy, only the balls on the tray are considered correct.
  7. When a player calls out"bingo":
    1. no further numbers will be called until all bingos are checked; and,
    2. the bingo machine must be left on unless the next available ball is trapped.
  8. To confirm that a player is a winner, the checker must move the bingo sheet or card from in front of the player who has called out “bingo” and place it so that it is visible to other players. The checker then:
    1. calls out the covered numbers of the required pattern on the card or sheet to the caller; or,
    2. calls out the control number in the centre (free space) of the card or sheet if an electronic bingo verifier is used.
  9. After the sheet or card of any player who called out “bingo” has been checked and a winner confirmed, the caller must clearly ask if anyone else has a bingo to be checked and state that it is the last call. If no other player asks for a bingo to be checked, the caller will clearly state that the game is closed and drop the balls from the tray into the bingo machine.
  10. Progressive games may be won in any order. The caller must keep the balls in the tray until the final progressive game has been closed.
  11. For games with pre-called numbers:
    1. numbers must not be called before the start of the event; and,
    2. balls must be available for confirmation until the conclusion of the game unless another method of verification has been approved by the LGA.
Standards - Media Bingo Rules of Play
The Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA) has established standard rules of play. Licensees may set their own individual house rules to be used with the LGA’s standard rules of play during their media bingo events.

  1. House rules are part of the licence, must be compliant with the Media Bingo Terms and Conditions, and must identify:
    1. how to obtain a list of bingo numbers called;
    2. the criteria to win any game or prize, including accumulator and consolation prizes;
    3. the method and time limit to declare a possible winner;
    4. the method and time limit to claim the prize; and,
    5. the procedure for handling any media transmission or telephone failures.
  2. The sale of all media bingo product must stop prior to any numbers being called for the event.
  3. All potential winning cards must be verified by comparing the control number located in the centre (free space) of the card to the appropriate master control book.
  4. When at least one player has been identified as a potential winner, no more numbers need to be called.
  5. The player(s) correctly completing the required pattern in the least amount of numbers called and meeting the criteria to win as stated in the house rules, will be declared the winner(s).
  6. Potential winners must present their card within the time limit stated in the house rules to claim a prize.
Standards - Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament Rules of Play
The Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA) has established standard rules of play. Licensees must also set their own individual tournament rules to be used with the LGA’s standard rules of play during their Texas hold'em poker tournaments.

  1. Tournament rules must be compliant with the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Terms and Conditions and must identify:

    1. entry fee and amount of chips received;
    2. the procedures and rules for allowing prepaid entry fees or pre-registration, if applicable;
    3. the prizes offered;
    4. any minimum limits or conditions for raises;
    5. the number of blinds and the progression of increase in the blinds;
    6. the time limit, price charged, amount of chips and method established for rebuys, if allowed;
    7. the method for eliminating lower value chips;
    8. the method for handling split pots with an uneven amount of chips;
    9. the rules for elimination of players;
    10. the method for determining the order of finish (see 8.04);
    11. the method for resolving tournament standing ties;
    12. the rule for allowing players to leave the table;
    13. any other poker rule book referenced during the event;
    14. the designated language for the tournament; and,
    15. any other information essential to a player’s understanding of how the tournament will be conducted.

  2. Licensees must not offer refunds once tournament play has begun.

  3. Licensees must assign table and player positions randomly.

  4. All suits have the same rank. The rank of cards, from highest to lowest, must be ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, except where the ace may be counted low (see Ranking of Poker Hand Combinations on page 3).

  5. Cards must be displayed face-up on each table so that each card can be seen by any player before the start of play at each Texas hold’em poker tournament.

  6. Players cannot deal. Players who have been eliminated cannot become a dealer for that tournament.

  7. Player conduct:

    1. A player cannot bet on more than one hand in any round of play.
    2. Side-betting is not allowed.
    3. Substitute players are not allowed.
    4. Players may not give, sell, exchange or redeem chips with another player.
    5. Players may not handle the chips placed in the pot.
    6. Players are responsible to protect their cards.
    7. Players must keep their pocket cards in full view of the dealer at all times.
    8. Players may examine their pocket cards at any time and must do so in a manner that does not disclose their value to other players or spectators.
    9. Players may not exchange information about their cards.

  8. The dealer will collect all cards and shuffle them prior to each round of play.

  9. The dealer button must start with the player to the left of the dealer. The dealer will move the dealer button to the next player in a clockwise direction prior to commencing each subsequent round of play.

  10. The player immediately to the left of the dealer button will post the required blind (small blind, if two blinds are required) before the beginning of each round of play.

  11. If two blinds are required, the player immediately to the left of the small blind position will post the required big blind before the beginning of each round of play. When all but two players have been eliminated from the table, the player with the dealer button will post the small blind and the other player will post the big blind.

  12. All cards will be dealt in a clockwise direction beginning with the player immediately to the left of the dealer button.

  13. The dealer will commence the first betting interval by dealing one card face-down to each player, then a second card face-down to each player.

  14. The first betting interval will proceed as follows:

    1. The player immediately to the left of the big blind position is the first to act and must call, raise or fold. When all but two players have been eliminated from the table, the player with the dealer button is the first to act and must call, raise or fold.
    2. Betting continues in a clockwise direction until each player has an opportunity to call, raise or fold, with the exception of the player in the big blind position who may also check if no other player has raised.

  15. The dealer will commence the second betting interval by burning a card and then dealing three community cards face-up in the middle of the table.

  16. The second betting interval will proceed as follows:

    1. The player immediately to the left of the dealer button is the first to act and must bet, check or fold.
    2. Betting continues in a clockwise direction until each player has an opportunity to check, call, raise or fold.

  17. The dealer will commence the third betting interval by burning a card and dealing one community card face up.

  18. The third betting interval will proceed as in 16.

  19. The dealer will commence the fourth betting interval by burning a card and dealing one community card face-up.

  20. The fourth betting interval will proceed as in 16. Upon completion of four betting intervals:

    1. If only one player remains in the round of play (i.e. all but one player has folded), the player is not obligated to show their hand.
    2. If two or more players remain in the round of play:
      1. it will be the obligation of the player who made the last bet to show their hand; or,
      2. if no player has placed a bet, it will be the obligation of all players to show their hands.

  21. Any combination of a player’s pocket cards and/or community cards may be used to construct a standard five-card poker hand.

  22. If a tie cannot be broken, the pot will be split among all equal hands for that round of play.

  23. When a player is eliminated, they must not be allowed to re-enter the tournament.

  24. As players are eliminated, tables must be maintained, as closely as possible, with an equal number of players.

  25. When relocating players, the new position must be as close as possible to the player’s position at the previous table. Relocated players must assume all responsibilities of the new position.

  26. No misdeal may be called after the first bet. In the event of a misdeal, additional blinds cannot be required.

  27. The use of any cell phone or electronic device is prohibited during tournament play.

  28. The tournament chairperson is responsible for handling all disputes. Any player dissatisfied with the tournament chairperson’s decision may contact the LGCA.

Ranking of Poker Hand Combinations

Royal Flush is a hand containing an ace, king, queen, jack and 10 of the same suit.

Straight Flush is a hand containing five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking. An ace may count high or low.

Four of a Kind is a hand containing four cards of the same rank.

Full House is a hand containing three of a kind and one pair.

Flush is a hand containing five cards of the same suit but not in consecutive ranking.

Straight is a hand containing five cards of consecutive rank regardless of suit. An ace may count high or low.

Three of a Kind is a hand containing three cards of the same rank.

Two Pairs is a hand containing two pairs.

One Pair is a hand containing two cards of the same rank.

High Card is a hand that does not contain one pair or better.

Standards - Cannabis Delivery Standards
A third-party delivery service is required to comply with these standards when delivering cannabis on behalf of a licensed retail cannabis store.
  1. Third Party Delivery
    1. he delivery service is responsible to ensure that any person delivering cannabis onbehalf of the licensee is aware of and complies with these standards.

    2. All third-party delivery services must:

      1. deliver cannabisonlyto a person 19 years of age or older at the address specified on the remote order;
      2. conduct an age verification checkat the point of deliveryto verify the receiver is at least 19years of age;
      3. not deliver to aperson who appears to be intoxicated;
      4. not leave the package with a person at anaddressnot specified in the remote order;
      5. require the receiver to sign an acknowledgement of receipt prior to receiving the cannabis;and
      6. ensure the driver of a delivery vehicle is19years of age or older.
    3. Any cannabis not deliverable by a third party cannabis delivery service must be returned to the retail cannabis store or kept in a secure location at the delivery service until the cannabis is picked up by the purchaser or returned to the sender.

    4. Prior to providing thepurchaser with thepackage held at a secure location ofthe delivery service, the delivery service must require the receiver:

      1. present the required delivery notice card;
      2. present the required identification to confirm the person is 19 years of age or older; and
      3. sign a written acknowledgement of receipt.
    5. Cannabis may only be delivered to a customer during the following hours:

      1. from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.; and
      2. from 1:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. on RemembranceDay.