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.

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.