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
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
- Complete the application form.
- Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
- Include payment with your application.
- Send your completed application, supporting documents and payment by mail, email or fax. Or visit the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division.
- 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.
|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|
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
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.