All gambling industry workers in British Columbia must be registered to ensure that high standards of honesty and integrity are met.
- How to Apply
- Identification Requirements
- Non-Resident Criminal Record Requirements (US and Foreign Residents)
|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:
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)|
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.
If you have questions about your application you can phone or send an email.
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 written reply.
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)|
|Combination BC Driver's licence and BC Services card||
|BC identification card (BCID)||
|BC Services card (photo)||
|Canadian Citizenship card||
|Canada Identity card||
|Canadian Permanent Resident card||
|Secure Certificate of Indian Status||
|Type of identification||Note(s)|
|Any of the accepted Primary ID noted above|
|Bank or Credit Card||
|BC Security Workers Licence (card)||
|BC Services Card (photo or non-photo).||
|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:
|Canadian Firearms License (PAL)||
|Canadian Forces Identification||
|Canadian Record of Landing|
|Employee ID card with photo||
|Foreign Affairs Canada or Consular Identification||
|Health Card issued by a Canadian province or territory||
|Native Status Card|
|Police Identification Card|
|School ID Card (Student card)||
|Social Insurance Card||
|Student, work, visitor, or temporary-resident permit||
Applicants for gambling (gaming) registration in the Province of British Columbia that reside outside of Canada at the time of application must provide the following documentation with their Gambling Worker application. All Police Certificates, United States local and state criminal record documents and FBI Identification records checks must not be older than three (3) months from the date of application for GPEB registration.
Gambling Worker applicants that reside in the United States must provide an authenticated local police check document (Police Certificate) which includes a local and state criminal record search for the area they currently reside in.
United States residents must also provide an authenticated FBI identification records check (Identity History Summary). Applicants should refer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ("FBI") website for instructions on how to submit the request.
Note: United States applicants should contact their local State Identification Bureau (or state police), who may be able to coordinate all of the required criminal record searches.
Foreign Residents (other than US or Canada)
Gambling Worker applicants that reside in a country other than Canada or the United States must provide a national police certificate from the country they currently reside in.
Note: Obtaining a police certificate varies from country to country. Please go to https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/medical-police/police-certificates/how.html and select the country you reside in to determine how to obtain a police certificate.
Translation Required: If police certificate is in a language other than English, the applicant must provide GPEB with a copy of the original document as well as an English version translated by a certified translator and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation.
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.
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 written reply.