On April 1, 2014, the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission and the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission’s Regulatory Services Division combined to become a single regulatory agency – the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA). The LGA licenses liquor sales, service and manufacturing, and licenses gaming employees, products and operations. This brings liquor and gaming regulatory services under one roof to deliver integrated, single-window services for licensing and compliance.

Manitobans expect us to regulate liquor and gaming products and services in the public interest. Public consultations in 2012 showed that citizens and businesses want a balanced and modern regulatory framework that responds to consumers, encourages individual responsibility, and supports public safety.

The LGA is neither pro- nor anti-liquor or gaming. We strive to be neutral about the products and services we regulate and to provide a high standard of service through a balanced and independent approach.