The Registration and Certification Division of the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch plays
an important role in helping to ensure the gaming industry meets high standards
of honesty, integrity and financial responsibility.
The Division conducts mandatory background checks to ensure potential
employees and service providers are suitable for participation in the gaming industry.
Applicants for registration must submit an application form and all other documents
required as part of a disclosure package.
A background check is then completed and includes, but is not limited to the
following information which is supplied by the applicant in the disclosure package:
- a criminal record check;
- a credit check and
- verification of information.
The division also approves and certifies all gaming equipment.
Gaming worker (casinos, bingo halls, ticket raffles)
When seeking employment in the gaming industry in B.C., individuals must register with
the Branch and provide a letter of intent to hire by an existing gaming service provider.
The registration process includes a background check, which typically includes, but is not
limited to, a criminal record check (including young offenders records) and a credit check.
Registration is renewable every three years.
Click on the following to view the gaming worker application form and related information:
Gaming service provider (corporate applications)
Companies or persons wishing to provide gaming goods or services in the gaming
industry in B.C. must be registered with the Branch.
The registration process includes a thorough background investigation of the
company and its senior officials, including but not limited to criminal records
checks and financial integrity checks. The registration fee is dependent on the
category of service provided.
The bingo or casino operator class of registrant must have an operational service
agreement with the BC Lottery Corporation as a condition of registration.
Registration may be granted for a term of up to five years.
Click on the following to view documents for gaming services providers:
Lottery retail managers and businesses
Lottery Retail Contract Managers must be registered in B.C. This includes, but
is not limited to, persons who have managerial responsibility for a Lottery
Retailer Agreement (LRA), a contract with BCLC to sell lottery
tickets or provide other types of provincial gaming. Persons who
have been delegated responsibility for management of the LRA by
the retailer may also be required to submit an application.
The registration process involves a background check of the
applicant, including, but not limited to, a criminal record check
to determine their suitability to participate in the gaming industry.
In addition to the above, lottery retail businesses with single or multiple physical sites must also be registered in B.C.
Forms and documents for lottery retail managers are available below:
New registration - lottery retail contract managers or designates:
Use this form if you are a senior official of the services provider who has managerial responsibility for a Lottery Retailer Agreement
contract with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation to sell lottery tickets or provide other types of provincial gaming.
The person who has managerial responsiblility for a Lottery Retailer Agreement is called a Contract Manager.
Renewal registration - lottery retail contract managers or designates:
Use this form if you are renewing your Lottery Retail Contract Manager or Designate Contract Manager registration
with the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch for a three year period.
Horse racing registration and licensing
To ensure that all who work in or provide services to the horse racing
industry meet high standards of honesty, integrity and financial responsibility,
it is required that they be registered with, and licensed by, the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.
Registrants are required to submit to a background check, which includes but is not
limited to a criminal record check and a credit check. The registration process must
be successfully completed before a licence can be issued.
The Branch may suspend or cancel registration and/or a licence upon violation of
the respective terms and conditions or horse racing rules and policies.
To apply for registration and a licence, an application form must be submitted along with supporting
documents and a licence fee. Forms, complete instructions and related information are
available at the following links:
Current registration fees are available in the following PDF:
Technical gaming standards
The Registration Division is responsible for administering the Branch's
Technical Gaming Standards (TGS) for electronic gaming, non-electronic gaming
and certifying the integrity of gaming equipment. These Standards are available in the
All registration forms/applications
Gaming services providers
Lottery retail managers
Horse racing workers