Lottery Retailers

Lottery retail contract managers in British Columbia must be registered to ensure that high standards of honesty, integrity, and financial responsibility are met.

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Overview

Who Needs to be Registered? All lottery retail contract managers in B.C. must be registered with the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. This includes, but is not limited to, people who have managerial responsibility for a Lottery Retailer Agreement (LRA), a contract with BCLC to sell lottery tickets or provide other types of provincial gambling. People who have been delegated responsibility for management of the LRA by the retailer may also need to be registered.

In addition to the above, lottery retail businesses with single or multiple physical sites must also be registered in B.C.
Registration Period Three (3) years
Application Submit by mail
Processing Fee $45.00 for each applicant (non-refundable)

How to Apply

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

You must be a senior official of the services provider who has managerial responsibility for a Lottery Retailer Agreement (LRA) contract with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation to sell lottery tickets or provide other types of provincial gambling. The person who has managerial responsibility for an LRA is called a contract manager.

Additional information about lottery retailer registration that you may want to review before applying is available in Registration Information for Lottery Retailers Including Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

The registration process involves a background check of the applicant, including, but not limited to, a criminal record check to determine their suitability to participate in the gambling industry.

As a lottery retail contract manager in B.C. you must comply with terms and conditions and rules and policies outlined in the application form(s) and related documents.

If you aren't sure if lottery retailer 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 use:

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 lottery retail manager 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 lottery retail contract manager registration terms and conditions is available in the application form, see the Application for Registration - Lottery Retail Contract Manager or Designate Contract Manager (PDF).

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

 

D. Administration Sanctions for Registered Gaming Workers

This document provides information about sanctions and penalties that may be placed on gaming workers.

 

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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