Gambling supplies certification
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.
|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:
|Application||Contact us, see Questions & Contact Information|
|Gambling Equipment Standards||See Resources - A. Technical Standards for Gambling Supplies below.|
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.
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.
Technical Gaming Standards (TGS) for electronic gambling, non-electronic gambling and certifying the integrity of gambling supplies.
- Technical Gaming Standards (TGS) - Master Document (PDF)
- TGS1 - Electronic Gaming Devices (PDF)
- TGS2 - Progressive Gaming Devices (PDF)
- TGS3 - Online Monitoring and Control Systems (PDF)
- TGS4 - Electronic Bingo (PDF)
- TGS5 - Internet Gaming Systems (PDF)
Last updated: August 2023
- TGS6 - Electronic Raffle Systems (PDF)
- TGSNE1 - Non-Electronic Pull Tab (Break Open) Tickets (PDF)
- TGSNE2 - Non-Electronic Scratch and Win Tickets (PDF)