In order to own or operate a charitable gaming site (including a bingo hall) in Ontario, you must be registered with the AGCO.
There are two fee categories for Operators of charitable gaming sites:
- Operators of charitable gaming sites that offer 4 or more events per week – registration fee is $12,000 per year.
- Operators of charitable gaming sites that offer 3 or fewer events per week – registration fee is $700 per year.
For a copy of the gaming registration fee schedule, please visit our Charitable Gaming Fees page.
Sale of Break Open Tickets
A registered Operator does not require a separate registration as a Seller in order to sell break open tickets and/or lottery products on behalf of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) at its gaming site. However, applicants wishing to sell lottery products on behalf of the OLG must have a valid OLG Retailer Contract.
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.
For detailed information regarding the criteria and procedures for relocating, re-opening or upgrading a bingo hall, please see Criteria and Procedures for Establishing Bingo Halls.