If you wish to own or operate a bingo hall, sell break open tickets, provide goods or services to charitable or religious organizations to assist with the conduct and management of their licensed gaming event or if you manufacture gaming equipment, bingo paper or break open tickets, click on the resources to your right for details on the registration requirements under the Gaming Control Act, 1992.
Individuals employed by a registered gaming supplier cannot work directly for a charitable or religious organization unless they are registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992.
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The AGCO employs a risk-based approach to the processing of applications for gaming registrations. For more information about risk-based registration, please see Information Bulletin No. 68 - AGCO Implements Risk-based Registration to Process Gaming Registrations.
General Information and Requirements for Registration
The Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming must be informed when a change occurs in a registration. The notification requirements will vary based on the type of change.
Change in Officers, Directors or Ownership Structure
A business registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 is required to obtain the written consent of the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming prior to any change in the officers, directors or shareholders of a corporation or any change in the membership of a partnership.
All new officers and directors are required to complete and submit to the Registrar a Personal Disclosure Form.
All new shareholders and new partners may be required to complete and submit additional information to the Registrar. Detailed information regarding which forms are required is included with the application form.
Important Notice: When a change in ownership occurs at a third party location, the registration as a break open ticket seller cannot be transferred to the new owner.
The new owner must make an application to the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming for registration as a break open ticket seller in order to continue selling. Until such time as the new owner obtains registration the sale of break open tickets is prohibited.
Change in Address
An individual or business registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 is required to inform the Registrar in writing, within five days, of any change in address (residence, business or service). Addresses must include a street name and number or lot, concession, and rural route numbers, city, postal code and telephone number and, if applicable, a facsimile number. A post office box number or a rural route number alone is not acceptable.
Change in Name
A business registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 is required to inform the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming, in writing, of any change to a business or operating name. The Registrar may request additional documentation upon review of the name change.
An individual registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 is required to inform the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming, in writing, of any name change. Proof of name change, including two identical passport size photographs taken within the last three months must be submitted with appropriate
for the replacement certificate.
Cancellation of a Registration
A request in writing must be made to the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming to cancel a registration. The effective date of the cancellation is the date that the request is received by the AGCO.
A pro-rated refund may be issued for supplier registrations only.
Replacement of a Certificate of Registration
A request in writing must be made to the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming along with the appropriate fee.
Invoice and Renewal Requirements
An invoice or an application for renewal of registration will be sent to a registrant, as a courtesy, sixty days prior to the expiry of their certificate of registration. However, it is the responsibility of the registrant to ensure that the registration does not expire.
The invoice or application for renewal of registration must be completed and returned to the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming with the annual/renewal
fee, payable to the Minister of Finance, prior to the expiry of the certificate of registration.