A national partnership begins to take shape. Manitoba joins Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in forming the Western Canada Lottery Foundation. Ontario creates the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which is soon federally incorporated with the western provinces.
Not-for-profits embrace a new fundraising opportunity. The Red River Exhibition and Festival du Voyageur receive approval to operate casinos for the duration of their events. Gaming activities become very popular fundraising vehicles for charitable and religious organizations.