The AGCO regulates and oversees the 25 slots and casino locations in the province that are conducted and managed by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).
The AGCO’s overarching regulatory objective is to ensure that all casino gaming is operated within the law and with honesty and integrity and in the broader public interest.
As part of the AGCO’s regulatory responsibilities in the casino sector, the AGCO conducts eligibility assessments on those looking to work in or supply goods or services to Ontario’s gaming industry to determine if applicants are suitable for registration under the Gaming Control Act, 1992.
There are six classes of registration that apply to those who work in or supply the casino sector in Ontario:
- Operators – private sector operators of the gaming sites
- Gaming-related suppliers – suppliers of gaming-related equipment or services in relation to casino gaming
- Non-gaming related suppliers – suppliers of non-gaming related equipment or services in relation to casino gaming (if they provide over $750,000 of goods and services per year to the OLG and/or other casino gaming operators)
- Category 1 Gaming Assistants – employees who exercise a significant level of decision-making authority or who have significant supervisory or training responsibility with respect to casino gaming
- Category 2 Gaming Assistants – any other employees who have a role in the conduct, management or operation of the games or in the operation of the site (but who do not exercise significant decision-making authority/supervisory/training responsibilities)
- Trade unions – organizations within the meaning of the Labour Relations Act that represent registered gaming assistants at a gaming site
This portal is intended for those applying to become or are already registered as either a Gaming-related supplier or non-gaming-related supplier. It also provides registration information for organizations looking to apply or renew their registration as a trade union.
Use the forms and resources below to help you apply for registration or to better understand your obligations as a registrant in the casino sector.