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What We Do: Charitable Gaming

Gaming Assistant

If you plan to be a manager or caller at a bingo hall, deal cards at a social gaming event or fair or exhibition, or provide other charitable gaming-related services, you must be registered by the AGCO as a gaming assistant.

New Registration Classes

On June 1, 2012, changes to the regulations under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 (GCA) came into force as part of the Ontario government’s initiative to modernize gaming and enhance flexibility for gaming operations in the province.

Among the changes, a streamlined registration scheme has been introduced which both reduces the number of registration categories from 24 to seven and allows individuals and businesses to supply goods and services across all gaming sectors without having to obtain separate registrations.

As a result of these changes, the category of registration previously called “Gaming Premises Manager” is now contained within the new class called “Category 1 Gaming Assistant” and the categories of registration previously called “Bingo Caller”, “Croupier” and “Gaming Services Employee” are now all contained within the new class called “Category 2 Gaming Assistant”.

As of June 1, 2012, anyone registered as a “Gaming Premises Manager” will be automatically deemed to be registered under the new “Category 1 Gaming Assistant” category. Anyone registered as a “Bingo Caller”, “Croupier” and/or “Gaming Services Employee” will be automatically deemed to be registered under the new “Category 2 Gaming Assistant” category. No action is required on the part of the registrant. A new certificate and identification card will be issued when your registration is renewed.

If you are a “Gaming Premises Manager”, “Bingo Caller”, “Croupier” and/or “Gaming Services Employee” and wish to renew your registration, please complete the forms below as a “Category 1 Gaming Assistant” or “Category 2 Gaming Assistant” (as the case may be) and submit them and all other required documentation and fees as directed on the application forms and guide.

Please note that the offer of employment section of your application must be signed by your employer.

Important note: Applicants must continue to indicate on the application form the job responsibilities they exercise (e.g. manager, bingo caller, croupier, etc.) Upon approval of the application or renewal, a single registration will be issued allowing you to perform these functions. Individuals registered as a Category 1 Gaming Assistant do not require a separate registration as a Category 2 Gaming Assistant in order to perform those job responsibilities.

For more information on the changes to the GCA, please see PDF in popup window  Information Bulletin No. 69 – Changes under the Gaming Control Act, 1992.

Risk-Based Registration

The AGCO employs a risk-based approach to the processing of applications for gaming registrations. For more information about risk-based registration, please see PDF in popup window  Information Bulletin No. 68 - AGCO Implements Risk-based Registration to Process Gaming Registrations.

Related Links

For information regarding, change of name, address, renewals and other related information, please visit our Charitable Gaming Registration Charitable Gaming Registration page.

Application Process

PDF Instructions

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Application Forms

Important Application Reminders

  • For PDF forms completed online or offline, please ensure ALL the input information has printed out on your application.
  • For PDF forms filled-in by hand, please ensure you PRINT legibly in black ink.
  • Please ensure ALL required questions are completed. Incomplete, improperly completed or unsigned applications will be returned to applicant.
  • Do not email application forms. Mail application(s) along with ALL supporting documents to:

    Alcohol and Gaming Commission
    Licensing and Registration Branch
    90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200
    Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4

Please read the "Instructions" portion of the application(s) for supporting document requirements.