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Alberta Online Gambling

By Ville Saari. Updated:

Bojoko teaches you how online gambling in Alberta works. Though not the biggest, Alberta is an important province with a lot of gambling options. You are free to play in a variety of online casinos, and this is the place where you get all the information you need.

Here, you can learn how the gambling laws work in Alberta and which affect you. You can also learn what types of gambling, both online and offline are available for you as an Albertan.

Find the best Alberta gambling sites

There are plenty of options for Albertans when it comes to online gambling. Finding out the one that is best for you might be difficult.

We are here to help you find the best online casinos and gambling sites for Albertans.

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On this page, you can learn all about online gambling in Alberta and find AB gambling sites:

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Alberta online gambling laws

Alberta gambling authority and the Crown agent is the Alberta Gambling, Liquor & Cannabis commission. They regulate the market, license companies and have the right to take legal action in the name of the Crown.

AGLC follows the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, which sets the rules for all gambling activity in Alberta.

In Alberta, gambling online is legal as long as you are of legal age.

As for the players, Alberta gambling laws are very permissive. As long as you are of legal age, you can gamble on any casino both online and offline.

Alberta gambling licence

Anyone who wishes to operate a casino within Alberta needs a license from AGLC. This includes Host First Nation casinos, though they have a different process and regulation.

Alberta casino licences are not a requirement if the casino isn't located inside the province's borders. This means that offshore casinos can legally provide Albertans with online gambling.

Alberta gambling age

In Alberta, it is legal to participate in all forms of gambling when you are 18 years old.

This includes land-based casinos, race tracks as well as online gambling.

Alberta gambling Tax

Canada's tax laws are very relaxed when it comes to gambling, both online and offline. In short, if you are a regular person who gambles every now and then, then you have nothing to worry about.

Alberta taxes only professional gamblers.

The big question that determines if you are taxed is if the gambling is your main income. If you make your living doing something else and gamble occasionally, no matter how succesfully, then you are not taxed. On the other hand, if you are for example, a professional poker player, then you are taxed no matter how poorly you play.

Different set of rules apply if you travel outside of Canada. Even if you are a Canadian citizen, you must obey the local laws. For example, visiting US and gambling in Las Vegas will result in taxed wins.

Responsible gambling in Alberta

Gambling should always be viewed as a form of entertainment and never as a way to make money. The casino always has the edge and the longer you play, the likelier it is that you will lose.

It is important that you never chase losses and always play with money you can afford to lose.

If you have problems with gambling or just want to talk someone about it, you can contact Alberta Health Services Addictions Help Line toll free within Alberta at 1-866-332-2322 or visit GamTalk website.

FAQ

Yes. Online gambling in Alberta is perfectly legal for everyone who is at least 18 years old.

Providing casino services requires a licence if the operator is located inside Alberta. Online casinos operate from offshore, and thus can legally provide Albertans with online casino gambling.

Check out our list of online casinos for Alberta players.

Alberta gambling age is 18. Everyone who is at least 18 can legally gamble online and offline.

If you are a casual player, you don't need to pay any taxes on your gambling wins.

But if you are a professional gambler or a poker player, then you need to report your winnings for income tax purposes.

 

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Ville Saari

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Ville Saari

Ville is an industry veteran, who has written thousands of gambling-related reviews and articles since 2009. He is an IT engineer with a passion for game and strategy optimisation, and to teach the world to play better.

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