Break Open Tickets are instant win lottery tickets, commonly known as pull tab or nevada tickets and brand name “Pocket Slots”. Break Open Tickets:

  • are made of cardboard,
  • have one or more perforated cover window tabs which conceal winning and losing numbers or symbols;
  • are played by tearing off the cover tabs; and
  • also include seal cards and bingo event tickets.

Each type of licensed lottery is governed by a specific set of rules known as terms and conditions. From time-to-time, the terms and conditions may change and the legislation may be amended. Anyone to whom these policies apply is responsible for obtaining copies of any amendments to the legislation and any new terms and conditions, standards, directives and information bulletins as they are issued, in order to keep up-to-date with all of the policies set by the Registrar. The policies are available on the AGCO website.


The completed application for a Nevada Licence (available below) must be submitted review prior to a licence being issued.  This may take 2 weeks to process.  Groups may only have one licence at any given time therefore only apply for a licence

Please note: prior to submitting a licence application, the group must be deemed eligible to conduct lotteries (Lottery Group Eligibility) and be in compliance with any previous reporting requirements.

Licence Fee

3% of the prizes and/or cash value to be given away for all the payouts (deals) on the licence up to a maximum of $50,000

Licence Extensions

Groups may request extensions on their Nevada Licence if required.  This must be done in writing prior to the expiration of the current licence.  The request will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Licence Reports

All groups must submit a Licence report after the completion of the Nevada licence. Items such as receipts for expenses, lottery trust account statements, and funds disbursement information are required with the report.  An interim report may be requested for licences that are large or have extensions granted.  It is important to keep track of the financial particulars over the course of the Licence, especially when the licence extends a significant time period.  A reconciliation report is below.  

Related Links

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario - Lottery Licensing Policy Manual

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario - Terms and Conditions

Email the Lottery Licensing Department