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Lottery Licensing

Lottery licences

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for administering the lottery licensing program in the province – municipalities are partners with the AGCO in issuing lottery licences to eligible charitable and religious organizations.

What is a lottery?

A lottery is defined as “any time consideration is paid for a chance to win a prize” where consideration (cash) is paid for a chance (ticket/card) to win a prize. Examples include:

  • Raffle Tickets
  • Bingo Games
  • Break Open (Nevada Tickets)
  • Charity Casino

All lotteries require a licence either issued by a municipality or by the Province of Ontario.

Who can obtain a lottery license?

Licenses can only be issued to charitable or non-profit charitable organizations as defined by the Gaming Control Commission. The Courts have determined that “charitable” refers to organizations which provide programs for:

  • the relief of poverty;
  • the advancement of education;
  • the advancement of religion;
  • other charitable purposes beneficial to the community

Proceeds from lotteries must be used for a charitable or religions objects or purpose in the PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

How does an organization obtain a license?

Applications, Terms and Conditions and municipal requirements may be picked up at the West Perth Municipal Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or from the AGCO web site.



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