Games of Chance Lottery Licence: charitable organizations

Apply for a Games of Chance Lottery Licence. Charities, religious organizations and non-profit community organizations need the licence to offer games of chance.

By law, charities, religious organizations and non-profit community organizations must have a Games of Chance Lottery Licence to offer games of chance.

A game of chance is a game where players bet money on a random outcome. Common examples include:

  • money games like colour wheel and horse wheel
  • merchandise games like darts and ring toss
  • casino or Monte Carlo events
  • come-and-go bingo games

Eligibility

You need to be 19 or older and authorized by the charity, religious organization or non-profit community organization to apply.

You need to submit your application at least 10 business days before your event.

You need to apply separately for each event (each event needs a separate licence).

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Include payment with your application.
  4. Send your completed application, supporting documents and payment by mail, email or fax. Or visit the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division.
  5. You may also need to complete an interview and provide additional information if asked by the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division.

How long it takes

It should take 2 weeks to get the licence. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

Activity Fee
Money games per game per day $12.05
Merchandise games No cost
Casino or Monte Carlo events with play money only $30.15
Come-and-go bingo games No cost

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. A cheque or money order should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you apply.

Before you start

Make sure you:

  • provide a copy of your Certificate of Registration, constitution, by-laws, memorandum of association and list of executives and positions held
  • provide a copy of the games list and house rules

Renewal

The Games of Chance Lottery Licence is valid for 1 event only. You can’t renew the licence, but you can apply for a new one.

Application form