A G2 licence is required for all games operated via radio, TV, newspapers and weeklies that are not phone-in games within the meaning of the G1 licence.

These are games, competitions and quizzes that are games of chance (section 2, 1° of the Gaming Act): there needs to be a stake, a chance of winning or losing and element of chance. When taking part in such games by way of text messages or telephone calls, a stake is only said to exist if the price for the communication is situated in excess of the normal price (usually € 1 to € 2 per text message or € 1 per minute is charged). Chance is said to exist when the speed with which the answers are given is factored in, or when tie breakers are involved. In case of a tie, participants may be asked how long it will take the bailiff to travel from Antwerp to Brussels for instance. The Gaming Commission considers such questions as chance. In the case of random winner draws too, there is usually a problem. All the more so as this way of determining the winner is a lottery and lotteries are only allowed to be organised if they are exclusively intended for pious or charitable works, for the promotion of industry and art or any other purpose of public interest. If they fail to comply with the above requirement, they are considered as prohibited lotteries, making them illegal games of chance.
If the quizzes and competitions operated in the media are games of chance, they come under the Gaming Act (Chapter IV/2).
Games, quizzes and competitions that are not games of chance according to the Gaming Act, do need to comply with the rules of the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications and the Royal Decree of 9 February 2011 establishing the Code of Ethics for telecommunications. The verification thereof however comes under the Minister tasked with Consumer Affairs, not the Gaming Commission. The Gaming Commission does maintain contacts with all the stakeholders involved to operate across the confines of applicable powers of authority.