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The federal Criminal Code (Canada) establishes what types of gaming activities are permitted, and the provinces are assigned responsibility for operating, licensing and regulating permitted gaming activities.

In Ontario, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for regulating the following types of gaming activities.

  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Lotteries
  • Casino Gaming
  • Charitable Gaming
  • OLG Charitable Gaming
  • Internet Gaming
  • Social Gaming

For more information on the gaming activities that the AGCO regulates, please visit What We Do: Lottery and Gaming.

This portal is intended for members of the general public who are interested in learning more about the AGCO’s roles and responsibilities in respect of gaming activities in Ontario, including the types of charitable gaming lottery licenses that are available from the AGCO.

For more information about the operation of gaming services by the OLG, please visit the OLG website.

Line of Business: 
Lottery and Gaming
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