Industry Information

Gaming History and Facts

Quick Facts – Gaming

In Alberta there are three types of Casinos:

  • Charitable Casinos
  • First Nations Casinos
  • Racing Entertainment Centres (REC)

Number of casinos in Alberta:

  • 19 Traditional Charitable Casinos
  • 5 First Nations Casinos
  • 5 Racing Entertainment Centres (REC)

Casino Industry Highlights:

  • There were 14,953 casino gaming terminals located in casinos and Racing Entertainment Centres (RECs) across Alberta as of March 31, 2022.
  • Alberta has the highest concentration of table games in Canada, and the second highest concentration of electronic gaming machines (both slots and VLTs).
  • In 2022, net revenue to the General Revenue Fund from Alberta’s private sector gaming industry was almost $1.3 Billion (including casino gaming, VLTs, and electronic bingo).
  • Alberta Charitable Casino Operators are the lowest cost and most efficient operators in Canada.

Traditional Charitable Casinos Proceeds Allocation