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The Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is a statutory body of the Ministry of Finance in the Government of Jamaica, established in 1975 under the provisions of the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Act. The Commission’s mandate is to regulate and control the operation of betting and gaming and the conduct of lotteries in the Island of Jamaica and to facilitate and enable sustainable growth in the Gaming Industry.

BGLC Education Fund 2019-2020

Application Deadline Extended to Monday, July 22, 2019

The annual Betting Gaming & Lotteries Commission Tertiary Education Grant will be awarded to undergraduate students who will either begin 1st year studies at accredited local tertiary institutions or are  currently enrolled to continue studies.

The BGLC Tertiary Education Grant will be given to tertiary level student(s) who best meet the requirements outlined below.

Renewal of Gaming Machine Licenses 2019-2020

Deadline to Renew Gaming Machine Licenses is March 31, 2019.

Gaming Machine and Premises Operators must submit applications for gaming licences by March 31, 2019.

Click here for details.

Requirements for Changing The Number of Gaming Machines Operated at A Single Premises

Gaming Machine Operators who intend to change their operations to either more than or less than 20 gaming machines on a single premises, are required to notify the Commission at least thirty (30) days prior to implementing the change.

ADVISORY – Changes to Payments for CHASE Contributions

Bookmakers, Gaming Machine Operators (imported slot machines) and Lottery Promoters

Effective January 1, 2018, contributions normally paid directly to the CHASE Fund account at NCB are changed to a fee that is to be paid directly to Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).


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