Yes, all tournaments are age-restricted. People under 18 years of age are not permitted to play, volunteer or work at any Texas hold’em poker tournament.
Can we apply for more than one Texas Hold’em poker tournament?
Yes, organizations may apply for a single event, a limited series of events or an ongoing licence.
Where can we get a list of LGCA-licensed suppliers/service providers?
You may contact the LGCA for a list of licensed suppliers and service providers. Licensed organizations must not do business with unlicensed suppliers or service providers.
The supplier/service provider we are renting equipment from has offered to help us run our Texas hold’em poker tournament. Is this allowed?
As the licensee, your organization is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the event. Licensees cannot assign the conduct or management of a Texas hold’em poker tournament to any gaming supplier or service provider. You may hire LGCA-licensed suppliers or service providers to provide equipment and/or staff and to assist in managing the general tournament play. When considering …
How can we use the money we raise through our Texas hold’me poker tournament?
Funds raised through Texas hold’em poker tournaments must be used for education, religion, health, relieving poverty, or to benefit the community by promoting sports, recreation, culture, or any other area considered appropriate by the LGCA. Provide as much detail as possible on your application about how you intend to use the funds.
What are the rules for advertising our Texas hold’em poker tournament?
Texas hold’em poker tournaments can be advertised only in Manitoba and you cannot advertise your Texas hold’em poker tournament until your licence is approved. All advertisements must contain the name of the licensed organization and your licence number. If you are advertising on the internet, you must indicate that the event is intended for Manitoba residents only. Advertisements must adhere …
Is a licence required to hold a Texas hold’em poker tournament?
Yes, gaming laws in Canada are complex and it isn’t always easy to know whether a licence is required or not. Games that involve a cost to play, a chance to win and a prize are considered a lottery scheme under the Criminal Code (Canada); however, even if all of these elements are not present, benefiting from the operation of …
Our organization is very small and we do not have the background documents requested in the Texas hold’em poker tournament application. Can we still get a licence?
Yes, if your organization is a charitable or religious organization. The LGCA recognizes that smaller organizations may not have formal documentation. In these cases, minutes from meetings and/or letters of support from school principals, councilors, mayors/reeves, MLAs, MPs or religious leaders may be acceptable. These letters of support must state that your group is a bona fide organization, your aims …