Do you need a lottery licence?
If you are planning an event that includes a lottery, raffle, bingo, etc. you may be required to obtain a lottery licence from the Municipality. Below you will find the information you need to know before considering a lottery, as well as application forms and reports for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
Eligibility for a lottery licence:
To find out general information about lotteries and if you are eligible to obtain a licence, click here.
A license is required even for charity raffles or bingos. The price of the ticket or card has no bearing on whether a license is required. The municipality can grant licenses for:
bingo events, with prize boards of up to $5,500;
media bingo events with prizes up to $5,500;
break open tickets for local organizations;
raffle lotteries for total prizes of $50,000 and under; and
bazaar lotteries which include: wheels of fortune with a maximum bet of $2.00, raffles not exceeding $500, and bingo events up to $500.
If you are eligible, please complete the Lottery Licensing Eligibility Form.
Lottery Licence Applications:
In addition to an application for lottery licensing eligibility form, an approved lottery-specific application is required. Below you will find a number of lottery-specific applications:
Once completed, please bring both forms to the Municipal Office for processing. The Township of North Dundas requires a minimum of 7 days processing time and 30 days for first time licensees.
Raffle/Nevada and Bingo license applications are available at the Municipal Office.
Raffle & Blanket Raffle – $10.00/year
Nevada – $100.00/year
Bingo – $10.00/year
Lottery Licence Reports:
A lottery report must be completed for lottery licenses issued for previous events before a new license can be issued.
For further information for lotteries in Ontario, Click here to visit the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website.