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:

Renewal applicants:

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).

Identification Requirements

Overview

To be eligible for Gambling Worker Registration (new applications) applicants must at the time of application provide two pieces of identification (ID).  One must be a photo ID from the list of primary ID, and the second may be selected from either the primary or secondary ID list.

Photo ID documents are required for all ID in the list of primary ID.  Interim documents (for example, interim driver’s licence) are not accepted as primary ID.  In cases where a photo ID has expired (see List notes below), it is acceptable as primary ID as long as GPEB is satisfied that the photo resembles the applicant and therefore proves the applicant’s identity.

Type of Identification Note(s)
Driver's licence
  • Must include your photo
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on licence
Combination BC Driver's licence and BC Services card
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
BC identification card (BCID)
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
  • Older BCID cards without an expiry date are not accepted as primary ID
BC Services card (photo)
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Passport
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on the passport
Canadian Citizenship card
  • The commemorative sheet that comes with a citizenship card is not accepted as primary ID
Canada Identity card
  • Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to foreign representatives accredited to Canada
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Canadian Permanent Resident card
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Secure Certificate of Indian Status
  • Only cards with new design are acceptable (issued after Dec 15, 2009)

 

Type of identification Note(s)
Any of the accepted Primary ID noted above  
Bank or Credit Card
  • Your name must be imprinted on the card
BC Security Workers Licence (card)
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
BC Services Card (photo or non-photo).
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Birth Certificate from Foreign Country  
Canadian Birth Certificate

Most Canadian birth certificates are accepted as secondary ID.  Some examples of documents that are not accepted include:

  • baptismal certificates
  • certificates of live birth
  • commemorative birth certificates
  • Canadian Registration of Birth Abroad Certificate
  • Quebec birth certificates issued before 1994
  • Manitoba birth certificates issued by a "division registrar"
  • Ontario Long Form Birth Certificates (also called Registration of birth certificate)
Canadian Firearms License (PAL)
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Canadian Forces Identification
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Canadian Record of Landing  
Employee ID card with photo
  • Canadian Employers only
Foreign Affairs Canada or Consular Identification
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Health Card issued by a Canadian province or territory
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Native Status Card  
Nexus Card
  • Accepted up to three years after expiry date on card
Police Identification Card  
School ID Card (Student card)
  • Canadian schools only (Must be valid)

Social Insurance Card
  • Your name must be imprinted on the card
Student, work, visitor, or temporary-resident permit
  • Must be valid

 

 

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 forms below:

New applicants:

Renewal applicants:

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.