Gambling Supplies

Gambling supplies, including equipment and systems, used in the gambling industry in British Columbia must be certified by the Province to ensure that high standards of integrity are met. Most gambling supplies in B.C. are used or operated by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). BCLC is required to ensure that all of its supplies are certified by the Province.

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Overview

What Needs to be Registered? All gambling supplies used in B.C. must be certified by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch including, but not limited to:
  • Slot machines
  • Electronic bingo systems
  • Scratch and win tickets
  • Pull tab tickets
  • Internet gambling systems
  • Computerized raffle systems
Application Contact us, see Questions & Contact Information
Gambling Equipment Standards See Resources - A. Technical Standards for Gambling Supplies below.

How to Apply

There is no general application process for certification of gambling supplies at this time.

Most certification applications for gambling supplies are initiated by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) through an established process involving the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) and third-party testing organizations.

Computerized ticket raffle supplies, including equipment and systems, must be certified in B.C., but this process is different than what is used by GPEB and BCLC for other types of gambling supplies. If you have questions about certification of computerized ticket raffle supplies, contact us. See Questions & Contact Information.

Resources

Additional information and documents related to certification of gambling supplies are available in this section. Click below to see more information about these resources. Click "expand all" if you want to see all of the information or if you want to print this page.