Nov 19, 2019

The AGCO has approved two new break open ticket types (BN31 and SP44) that have unique expense maximums, as shown on the schedule of Approved Break Open Ticket Types and Associated Expense Maximums. The unique expense maximums are not available for other, existing ticket types.

These new ticket types were developed collaboratively by the charitable gaming sector, through the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association (OCGA) and Break Open Ticket Program Management Alliance (BOTPMA) with the support of associated Ontario charities.

The AGCO is responsible for regulating and overseeing licensed lottery events such as the sale of break open tickets conducted by eligible charitable and religious organizations to raise funds to support charitable purposes.

A break open ticket is a device made of cardboard and which has perforated cover window tabs behind which are symbols revealed by tearing open the cover tab. The winning combination of symbols is specified on the back of the ticket. Break open tickets are also known as “Nevada tickets” or “pull tabs.”

For more information on break open tickets, including how to apply for a provincial or municipal licence to hold a break open ticket event, please visit the AGCO’s Break Open Ticket Licensing Overview page.

If you have additional questions regarding specific types of Break Open tickets, please contact an AGCO registered break open ticket manufacturer for additional details.

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