The LGA licenses all VLT siteholders in Manitoba. Only establishments with a liquor service licence are eligible to have VLTs, and so the VLT application is part of the application for a liquor licence.
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries owns and manages all VLT machines under agreements with eligible licensed establishments and First Nations. If you are interested in applying for VLTs, you may apply when you apply for your liquor service licence, but you must first contact Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Video Lotto Division at 204-957-2777 or toll free at 1-800-563-2500. A VLT Siteholder Licence does not guarantee that VLTs will be installed; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will make the final business decision about where to install its machines.
Liquor/VLT addendum application
Business entity application
Personal disclosure form
All VLT siteholders must comply with the terms and conditions of their licence.
Please click below for answers to some common questions about VLT siteholder licences. You can also email our Gaming Licence Department or contact us at 204-954-9400 or toll-free at 1-800-782-0363.
How do I get VLTs for my business?
If you are interested in applying for VLTs, you may apply complete our application when you apply for your liquor licence, but you must also contact Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries’ Video Lotto Division at 204-957-2777 or toll free at 1-800-563-2500. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will make the final business decision about where to install its machines.
What does the VLT siteholder application process look like?
Once we receive your application, the LGA will review it and conduct a background investigation on the business entity and its principals. The background investigation includes, but is not limited to, a credit history report, a criminal records check and a court registry search. The LGA has the authority to conduct any investigation it deems necessary to determine suitability.
Why do I have to fill out a personal disclosure? What do you use the information for?
All shareholders who own 10% or more of the applicant business entity must submit a personal disclosure as part of the application. This application is used to determine the suitability of the business entity’s principles.
Any information gathered in the application is protected under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used by the LGA for the purposes of assessing suitability. Failure to complete the personal disclosure form will result in an incomplete application. The LGA will not process incomplete applications.
When will I get my VLTs?
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will make the final business decision about where to install its VLTs. If you are granted VLTs, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will work with you to manage the installation of the machines.
What does a VLT siteholder licence cost?
There is no cost for a VLT siteholder licence.
I already have a VLT siteholder registration from the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission. Do I have to apply for this licence too?
Under The Liquor and Gaming Control Act, VLT siteholder registrations will now be called VLT siteholder licences. This is a name change only. If you currently have VLTs, your existing registration will be considered a VLT siteholder licence and will remain in effect until its expiry date. When it comes time to renew your registration, the LGA will issue a VLT siteholder licence in place of a registration.