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What We Do: Commercial Gaming


Types of Commercial Gaming Registrations

On June 1, 2012, changes to the regulations under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 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.

The table below compares and relates the previous categories of commercial gaming registrations to the new classes of registration effective June 1, 2012.

Comparison between previous and current classes of registration
Class of Registration prior to June 1, 2012 Class of Registration as of June 1, 2012
Gaming-Related Supplier (Commercial Casino Operator)Operator
Gaming-Related SupplierGaming-Related Supplier
Non-Gaming-Related SupplierNon-Gaming-Related Supplier
Trade UnionTrade Union
Gaming Key EmployeeCategory 1 Gaming Assistant
Gaming EmployeeCategory 2 Gaming Assistant
Operator

A person who operates a gaming site.

Gaming-Related Supplier

A person who manufactures, provides, installs, tests, maintains or repairs gaming equipment or who provides consulting or similar services directly related to the playing of a lottery scheme or the operation of a gaming site.

Non-Gaming-Related Supplier

A person who provides goods or services that relate to the construction, furnishing, repair, maintenance or business of a gaming site or a related business but that are not, in the opinion of the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming, directly related to the playing of a lottery scheme or the operation of a gaming site.

Trade Union

A trade union within the meaning of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 that represents registered gaming assistants employed in or at a gaming site.

Category 1 Gaming Assistant

An individual who is employed in the conduct, management or operation of a lottery scheme or in the operation of a gaming site and who, in the opinion of the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming, exercises a significant level of decision-making authority or has significant supervisory or training responsibilities with respect to the lottery scheme or the site.

Category 2 Gaming Assistant

An individual who is employed in the conduct, management or operation of a lottery scheme or in the operation of a gaming site and who does not, in the opinion of the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming, exercise a significant level of decision-making authority or have significant supervisory or training responsibilities with respect to the lottery scheme or the site.