Manor Bingo Permit: seniors complexes and manors

Apply for a Manor Bingo Permit. Seniors complexes and manors need the permit to run bingo games for residents and their guests. These games cannot be advertised or open to the public.

By law, seniors complexes and manors must have a Manor Bingo Permit to run bingo games for residents and their guests. These games cannot be advertised or open to the public.

Bingo equipment

All bingo equipment (including paper) needs to be supplied by an individual or organization licensed under the Bingo Suppliers Regulations. You’re not allowed to use donated bingo paper from another organization.

Bingo equipment includes:

  • random number selection equipment
  • bingo balls
  • number display boards
  • bingo cards, paper and sets
  • verification books or electronic verifiers

Eligibility

You need to be 19 or older and authorized by the seniors complex or manor to apply.

You need to submit your application at least 15 business days before your first event.

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Send your completed application and supporting documents by mail, email or fax. Or visit the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division.
  4. 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 permit. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to apply for the permit.

Before you start

Make sure you have a copy of the games list and house rules.

First-time applicants may also need to provide:

  • Registry of Joint Stock Companies number
  • charitable registration number, if applicable
  • copy of memorandum of association
  • list of board members, if available

Renewal

You need to renew your Manor Bingo Permit every 3 years. You should get a renewal notice in the mail before the renewal date. It’s your responsibility to renew on time.

Application form