Saskatchewan has now issued its latest set of quarterly charitable gaming grants to groups and organizations from the province. According to reports, this time the total grants amounted to approximately CA$1.9 million and have been shared between more than 1,300 groups. This includes communities such as Luseland, Macklin, Unity, Wilkie, and more.
Groups in the province that run licensed charitable gaming activities, such as bingo, raffles, breakopens, Monte Carloe event and more are eligible for a quarterly grant from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. The grant is equal to 25 percent of the net revenues raised from an event up to a maximum grant of $100,000 annually.
Latest Quarterly Payments Arrive
In its report, the gaming body informed that for its most recent quarter, Saskatoon collected the largest portion of the gaming grants as the city received CAS$506,511. Some of the benefitted organizations from the Saskatoon Royal University Hospital Foundation Inc., Saskatoon Royal University Hospital Foundation Inc., Saskatoon Saskatoon Quakers Jr. ‘B’ Hockey Club Inc. and dozens of other non-profits.
Humboldt and the surrounding areas pocketed approximately CA$127,537 in gaming grants. Some of the groups that received the money were the Carlton Trail Ski Club, Humboldt Broncos Junior A Hockey Association Inc, Humboldt Humboldt Heat Volleyball Club, Humboldt Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 28, Humboldt Skate and plenty of other organizations.
Prince Albert was also a recipient of the gaming grands taking approximately CA$68,259 of the total money. The Embassy Church Inc., the Lions Foundation of Canada – Saskatchewan Division, Odyssey Productions Inc, Lily Plain Coop Club, Native Co-ordinating Council Children’s Haven Child Crisis Centre were just a few of the many organizations to get their hands on some of the money.
Previously, Lori Carr, who is the Minister responsible for the SLGA, commented that groups and organizations who receive these quarterly grants are able to do so thanks to their hard work in strengthening and looking after their communities. She added that the local government was pleased to continue its support of these crucial volunteer efforts in the province.
Recent Changes to the Local Gaming Industry
Since the fall of 2022, the Province of Saskatchewan has made some serious changes to its gambling sector. Last month, the province announced the launch of Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan, which will be monitoring gaming policy and management. It is also aimed to eliminate real or perceived conflicts as a result of both licensing and regulatory bodies being under SLGA jurisdiction.
Rewinding back to November 2022, the province introduced its first regulated online gaming market and it witness immense interest from local bettors. Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority reported that in its first two months of operation, the market generated more than CA$31.8 million in online wagering handle. With CA$14.8 million coming from November and CA$17 million in December.
Source: “Charitable Gaming Grants Total More Than $1.9 Million For Local Groups and Organizations” SLGA, May 18, 2023