Saskatchewan

Gamblers in Saskatchewan have a wide variety of choices when picking an online betting site.

Canadian legislation does not prohibit players from gambling on established offshore sites

There are eight land based casinos in Saskstchewan.

  • Two are operated by the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation – Regina casino and Moose Jay casino under the authority of the SLGA.
  • Six are located on First Nations territories and are regulated by the SIGA.

The SLGA operates VLTs and licenses and regulates bingo, raffles, casino, breakopen tickets and horse racing; the WCLC licenses and regulates lottery activity;

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Minimum Legal Gambling Age

The gambling age is 19

Online Gambling

  • There are offshore online operators accept players from Saskatchewan.
  • There are no provincially regulated online onshore operators
  • The Saskatchewan Lottery Division of Sask Sport, Inc holds exclusive monopoly license over lottery and sports betting products, which are operated by the Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC)

Gambling Provincial Laws

The government maintains the position that operating online gambling onshore is unlawful.

However online sites continue to operate in First Nation territories arguing that provincial laws do NOT prohibit.

Local governments determine the type and scope of gaming within their territories.

Casinos are authorised to operate slots and table games, while racinos operate VLTs.

Charitable or religious organisations whose proceeds are circulated to charitable or religious purposes are authorised to apply for and receive licenses to operate:

  • Bingo
  • Breakopen tickets
  • Raffles
  • Texas Hold ‘em poker
  • Monte Carlo casino events

Gambling Taxes

The surplus generated from lottery and casino activity within Saskatchewan is circulated to fund charitable purposes and good causes.

Regulatory Bodies

  • Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA)
  • Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA)
  • Canadian Pari-mutuel Agency

Key Legislation

  • Lotteries Act
  • The Canadian Criminal Code, Part VII