In order to provide goods or services that relate to the construction, furnishing, repair, maintenance or business of a casino, but that are not directly related to the playing of a lottery scheme or the operation of the gaming site, you must be registered with the AGCO, unless you are eligible for an exemption.
Exemption from Registration
A business may be exempt from the requirement to register as a Non-Gaming-Related Supplier if:
- the value of the goods or services to be supplied to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and/or other casino gaming operators in the province in a 12 month period starting April 1 and ending March 31 of the next year is $750,000 or less, and
- the OLG has carried out a due diligence investigation of the business that satisfies the Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing that the person would meet the standards and requirements that would apply to the provision of goods and services if the business were registered.
A business may also be exempt from the requirement to register if it is regulated by the Government of Ontario or Canada or by an agency of either, and the regulating body has carried out a due diligence investigation of the business that satisfies the Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing that the person would meet the standards and requirements that would apply to the providing of the goods and services if the business were registered.
The AGCO does not conduct background investigations on exempt suppliers or issue certificates of exemption. Suppliers eligible for an exemption are not required to apply or submit a renewal or pay a yearly fee to the AGCO to establish or maintain their exemption status.
Please keep in mind that if the amount of business you do with the OLG and/or other gaming operators in Ontario is over $750,000, you must still be registered with the AGCO in order to continue to do business in the province. We suggest you coordinate with the OLG and/or other gaming operators to which you provide goods and services to determine your exemption status.
The fee for Non-Gaming-Related Suppliers is $2,000 per year.
For a copy of the gaming registration fee schedule, please visit our Casino Gaming Registration Fees page.
If you wish to work out of your residence, prior written approval must be obtained from the Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing. Your request for approval must be accompanied by a detailed floor plan of your residence indicating the location of the office and the storage of equipment and supplies.
All lottery and gaming registration applications must be completed online through the iAGCO portal. To apply for or renew your registration, please visit the portal, create an account and follow the steps as directed.