The BGLC is designated under law (the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Act) as the sole authority in Jamaica to receive and review applications for lottery licenses in Jamaica. Any entity which desires to enter the market may make an application at any time to the Commission but may operate only if approval is given. The lottery licence application process is rigorous and cannot easily be fast-tracked for any applicant’s benefit. The process is designed to protect consumers and the country from unfit entities entering the market whether as a licensee or service provider. This is why the law mandates that the Commission ensures the persons behind any commercial applicant is fit and proper. Any company that is granted a licence is then subject to further scrutiny by the Commission as their service providers must meet the due diligence checks of the Commission. In this regard the Commission engages independent international and reputable third-party specialist investigators to conduct due-diligence investigations. Refer to Part VII of the Betting Gaming & Lotteries Act (BGLA) and subsequent amendments to the act for laws and regulations related to the conduct of lotteries in Jamaica