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Alcohol and Gaming

The Alcohol and Gaming Division of Service Nova Scotia is the regulatory body charged with administering Part II of the Gaming Control Act, parts of the Liquor Control Act, and the Theatres and Amusements Act. In broad terms, the Division is responsible for licensing and regulating liquor, gaming, and amusement activities, and ensuring these activities are conducted with honesty and integrity and in the best interest of the general public.

The links below will help you find the information you need related to the licensing and regulation of liquor, gaming, and theatres and amusement activities in Nova Scotia.

Public Notice

Government approves new Regulations that Provide U-Vints and U-Brews legal status in Nova Scotia,
Ferment-on-Premises – Application Form
Ferment-on-Premises – Draft Regulations


Alcohol & Gaming: About
Learn more about the Alcohol and Gaming Division, including: a brief history, core functions, available publications, downloadable application forms and permits, frequently asked questions, and contact information.

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Alcohol & Gaming: Gaming
Enter this section to get information on gaming legislation and regulations, download lottery licence applications, and learn about the Casino Voluntary Exclusion Program.

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Alcohol & Gaming: Liquor
Want to apply for a Special Occasion Liquor Licence for such events as festivals, weddings, fund-raisers, and community celebrations? Or perhaps you wish to apply for a permanent liquor licence for a club or lounge. Find information and applications here.

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Theatres & Amusements


Learn about, and obtain licence applications for, a place of amusement, film exchange, or video outlet. Gain information about the Maritime Film Classification system, and view ratings for specific videos and films.

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Forms & Permits

Alcohol & Gaming: Forms & Permits

Go to this section to obtain application and report forms for gaming, liquor, and amusement activities, and also the request form for voluntary exclusion.

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Alcohol & Gaming: Publications

Publications and documents from the Alcohol and Gaming Division, including the Annual Gaming Report, can be found in this section.

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Licensing Notices

Alcohol & Gaming: License-Issuance

Obtain a summary of recent licensing decisions including new licenses and relocations granted.

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Disciplinary Notices

Alcohol and Gaming: Disciplinary Notices

Obtain a summary of recent disciplinary action and related information regarding non-compliant matters.

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