Lottery Retailer Application Process:
BCLC Lottery Retailers can be found in gas stations, convenience stores, bars and pubs. We also offer the unique opportunity to become a part of the Retail Stores Group (RSG) of lottery kiosks, which are primarily found in shopping centres, grocery stores and large retail outlets. Learn more about the RSG program. BCLC is committed to being an inclusive organization reflecting the diverse communities we serve.
For new requests, BCLC assesses various factors when considering potential new Lottery Retailers, including, but not limited to: type of store/business, sales potential, terminal availability, proximity to existing Lottery Retailers, business hours, and geographic location. This assessment criteria enables BCLC to make strategic business decisions about what investments are made in new locations, equipment, supporting systems, and operational supports. BCLC is currently taking into consideration the large-scale project underway to replace end-of-life terminals and systems and the impacts to onboarding retailers prior to the transition. These assessments and criteria help to optimize revenue generated for the Province of B.C. to support healthcare, education, and community programs.
What happens after the application is submitted?
- BCLC sales team will review all applications with consideration to the criteria above.
- In-person assessments are not mandatory; criteria can be evaluated utilizing existing data, electronic and virtual methods.
- Applicants will receive a response within 120 days.
- Applicants may be contacted for further review.
What happens if my application is approved?
As a BCLC Lottery Retailer, you’ll play a key role in the success of our lottery business. BCLC depends on our retailers to understand our products, provide excellent customer service, follow our standards, policies and procedures and maintain security and integrity. All approved applicants must complete registrations and receive approval from the regulator, the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) prior to being activated as a Lottery Retailer.
- Retailers enter into a Lottery Retailer Agreement with BCLC, which outlines roles and responsibilities.
- Lottery Retailers are required to be certified through mandatory BCLC training. Lottery Retailers are required to be registered by GPEB.
- Lottery Retailers must complete a credit assessment and may be required to maintain a security deposit with BCLC.