Effective April 1, 2019, operators of gaming machines and establishments are advised to ensure that locally manufactured gaming machines are obtained ONLY from licensed Technical Service Providers (TSP)

BGLC will only issue licenses for those locally sourced gaming machines that are obtained from licensed Technical Service Providers.

Operators of gaming establishments are advised to ensure gaming machines are obtained only from licensed technical service providers

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Providing Unlicensed Technical Services - Under Section 43C(3) of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Act, persons convicted of providing or facilitating the provision of technical service for any betting, gaming or lottery activity without a license can be fined up to $1 Million.

Operating Unlicensed Gaming Machines - Under Section 46(6) of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Act, the penalties for operating unlicensed gaming machines include confiscation of the machines, and fine of up to $500,000 or up to 12 months in prison.

Requirements to Apply for Technical Service Provider License

Applications for a Technical Service Provider license are accepted only from registered companies (limited liability).

Technical Standards for Route Operational Machines

(locally manufactured gaming machines or “poker boxes”)

All locally manufactured machines must adhere to defined technical standards. Click here to view Technical Standards for Route Operation Machines.