Gambling Workers

All gambling industry workers in British Columbia must be registered to ensure that high standards of honesty and integrity are met.

Learn more:

Overview

Who Needs to be Registered? All gambling industry workers in B.C. must be registered with the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch including, but not limited to:
  • Casino, bingo, and community gambling centre workers (dealers, cashiers, food and beverage workers, janitors, and more)
  • Gambling event licence ticket raffle or bingo workers
  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) contractors
  • Horse racing workers (owners, jockeys, trainers, grooms, exercise persons, veterinarians, pari-mutuel staff, teletheatre staff) see Horse Racing - Apply for Registration & Licence

The registration process and requirements are different for people and companies who provide gambling services or are involved in lottery retail sales. Find out more at Gambling Services Providers or Lottery Retailers.

Registration Period Three (3) years
Application Submit by mail
Processing Fee $45.00 (non-refundable)

How to Apply

Click below to see information about each step of the gambling worker registration process. Click "expand all" if you want to see all of the steps or if you want to print this page.

You must provide a letter of intent to hire by an existing gambling services provider.

As part of the registration process, you are required to submit to a background check, which includes but is not limited to a criminal record check (including young offenders records) and a credit check.

As a gambling worker B.C. you must comply with terms and conditions and rules and policies outlined in the application form and related documents. Information about sanctions and penalties is available in Administrative Sanctions for Registered Gambling Workers (PDF).

The registration process and requirements are different for people and companies who provide gambling services or are involved in lottery retail sales or horse racing. Find out more at Gambling Services Providers or Lottery Retailers or Horse Racing - Apply for Registration & Licence. If you aren't sure which type of registration applies to you, contact us. See Questions & Contact Information.

Download and print the appropriate form below. Complete the form and mail or courier it, along with supporting documents, and the application fee, to the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. Addresses can be found on the application form or at Questions & Contact Information.

New applicants and renewal applicants use:

If you have questions about your application you can phone or send an email.

Email: Gaming.Branch@gov.bc.ca
Phone (Victoria): 250 356-0663
Toll-free within B.C.: 1 800 663-7867 ask to be transferred to the number above

Applications that are denied may be eligible for reconsideration (PDF).

Resources

Additional information, documents, and forms related to gambling worker registration 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.

Information about gambling worker registration terms and conditions is available in the application form, see the Gambling Worker Registration Form (PDF).

Use this form to request a replacement gambling worker ID card if yours is lost, stolen, or damaged, or if you have changed your name. The fee for a replacement ID card is $25.

Gambling registration applications that are denied may be eligible for reconsideration. This document outlines the reconsideration process.

Contact Information

Contact the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch if you have questions about gambling registration or certification in B.C.

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