The Lottery Policy Review Working Group is established, headed by Larry Desjardins. The 1993 VLT moratorium is further tightened pending the results of the policy review. A second prevalence study shows a prevalence rate of 4.2 per cent. Gaming evolves Permanent casinos and VLTs join lottery tickets, bingo and breakopen tickets. Manitoba starts to review distribution of revenues and the incidence of …


Assiniboia Downs receives gaming machines that combine pari-mutuel horse race wagering with VLT-style games. These machines are owned and operated by the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation.


Club Regent and McPhillips Street Station open. The new facilities replace government-owned bingo facilities. Manitoba’s first problem gaming prevalence study is undertaken. The study shows a prevalence rate of 4.1 per cent. The Manitoba Lotteries Foundation becomes a Crown Corporation and is renamed the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation (MLC). VLTs are introduced in Winnipeg. Two months later, a moratorium is placed on expansion of …


The first First Nations VLT siteholder agreement is signed with Opaskwayak Cree Nation. The agreement authorizes VLTs owned by the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation to operate on the First Nation.


Video lottery terminals (VLTs) are introduced. VLTs are available only in rural Manitoba and are offered in Manitoba Liquor Control Commission licensed bars and lounges.


A new gaming revenue distribution system is established to ensure accountability, flexibility and accessibility for organizations seeking funding. Sports wagering is added to the WCLC product line. The first Native Gaming Commission Agreement is signed. The agreement gives Opaskwayak Cree Nation exclusive authority to license charitable and religious gaming events on the reserve.


The Crystal Casino replaces the Casino at the Centre. The new casino at the Hotel Fort Garry is Canada’s first permanent year-round casino operation.


A major review of gaming revenue distribution in the province is announced by the Manitoba government.


The first permanent Winnipeg-based casino opens. The new Casino at the Centre is located in the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The Western Canada Lottery Foundation becomes the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC). Gaming authorities evolve In Manitoba and nationally, organizations go through a series of changes.


The federal government gives up its legal right to operate lotteries by amending the Criminal Code. In exchange, the provincial governments agree to pay the federal government $100 million over three years. British Columbia withdraws its membership from the Western Canada Lottery Foundation.