Manitoba ends pause on new gambling operations

Manitoba ends pause on new gambling operations

Article brief provided by The Canadian Press
  • The Canadian Press
December 12, 2023 8:10 PM

The Manitoba government is looking at expanding the gambling industry for the first time in years, and offering more alcohol through public outlets.

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The NDP government, elected in October, has revamped the board at Crown-owned Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, and has also outlined new tasks for the board in a mandate letter.

The letter says the province is lifting a pause on expansion of the gambling facilities that was announced by the former Tory government in 2018.

Gambling expansion is to include a focus on economic reconciliation, although the minister responsible, Glen Simard, won’t say whether that means an Indigenous casino in Winnipeg.