• The LGCA licenses gaming employees to ensure they meet the standards of honesty and integrity of working in the gaming industry. This type of employee licensing is a requirement in most jurisdictions across North America. All employees working at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries or at any casino in the province must be licensed by the LGCA.

Terms and Conditions

Gaming employees must comply with the terms and conditions set by the LGCA.

Application Forms

You cannot apply directly to the LGCA for an employee licence. First, you must be offered a job by one of the following employers and they will provide you with an LGCA application form:

The employee licence application asks for factual information such as your name, prior employment, financial history, criminal charges, and any criminal convictions.

You must be honest in your application. The LGCA conducts background investigations on all applications as part of the licensing process. It takes an average of three to five business days to process complete applications. However, failing to disclose complete and relevant information in the application forms will result in a more detailed investigation, longer processing time, and the possible denial of a licence. Investigations that include criminal charges, bankruptcies and civil proceedings do not automatically result in the denial of a licence.

If your application is approved, the LGCA will send your licence in the mail to you. The licence will indicate your licence number, which is used by the LGCA to identify you, and the expiry date of your licence. Being licensed by the LGCA does not guarantee employment. If you stop working in the gaming industry, your LGCA employee licence will cease.


Gaming employees must renew their licence before expiry. The LGCA will send you a renewal package two months before your licence’s expiry date for you to complete and return by a specified date. Failing to renew your licence could result in your licence being suspended or revoked.

You must notify the LGCA in writing if you move or your name or contact information changes. Gaming employees also must notify the LGCA in writing of consequential information that may affect their licence. Consequential information can include, but is not limited to, bankruptcies, criminal charges, civil proceedings, disciplinary action by your employer that relates to your honesty and integrity, or any other behaviour that relates to your honesty and integrity. Please use the change notice form below to notify us of any changes or consequential information.

Frequently Asked Questions