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Lottery
Licensing

Lottery Licensing and Eligibility

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario  (AGCO) authorizes the Township of Carling to provide local charities, non-profit organizations with lottery and gaming licenses. The Township of Carling ensures all legal requirements, including terms and conditions to the license, are met by lottery licensees and any gaming suppliers used by charities. The Criminal Code of Canada defines what types of gaming activities are illegal in Canada, and the province are assigned responsibility to operate, license and regulate legal forms and gaming.

If your organization is interested in lottery licensing, please contact the Caring Township Office to see if you are eligible.

Charitable organizations may be permitted to conduct a lottery scheme to raise funds once a license is issued. Organizations must have demonstrated charitable or religious mandate to provide programs for:

  • Relief of Poverty;
  • Advancement of Education;
  • Advancement of Religion;
  • Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community such as:
    • Culture and the Arts
    • Health and Welfare
    • Amateur Sports Organizations
    • Enhancement of Youth
    • Enhancement of Public Safety
    • Community Service Organizations (Legion, Rotary, Lions, etc)

 

Your Organization Must:

  • Have been in existence and have provided charitable community services consistent with the goals and activities of the organization for at least one year in the Township of Carling;
  • Propose to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit the Township and its residents; and
  • Assume full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event.

 

The Township of Carling can only issue a lottery license to an organization operating a lottery within the Township limits.

Please note an individual is not eligible for a lottery licence, nor are the following:

  • Social Clubs;
  • Professional Associations, Union, employee groups;
  • Elected representative groups including municipal, regional; provincial and federal governments;
  • Government ministries, agents or bodies;
  • Political lobby groups and those attempting to persuade the public to adopt a particular view on a political issue;
  • Political parties;
  • Adult Hobby Groups;
  • Private Social Club (e.g., golf/curling);
  • Adult Sports Teams;
  • Individual Youth Sports Teams;
  • Organizations Established Solely for the purpose of fundraising.

If you are interested in applying for a Lottery License please contact the Township of Carling’s Treasurer by Email.

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

Licensing and Registration, 90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200 Toronto, ON, M2N 0A4

General Telephone: 416-326-8700

Toll Free in Ontario: 1-800-522-2876

Fax: 416-326-5555

General Email: customer.service@agco.ca

Website Feedback: webmaster@agco.ca

Lottery Events at a Bazaar

A bazzar is a sale of goods held to raise money for a charity. The Township of Carling may issue license to allow eligible organizations to conduct and manage lottery events in conjunction with a bazzar, provide the lottery events are ancillary to the bazaar itself.

The Township of Carling licenses lottery events at a bazaar where any combination of the following are held: 

  • Raffle with prizes up to $50,000
  • Bingo with prizes up to $5,500
  • A maximum three wheels of fortune with a $2 bet
  • Penny action raffle with prizes up to $50,000
  • Ensure their eligibility is current (we renew eligibility every five years)
  • Review the Bazaar License Terms and Conditions
  • Complete the Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar and gather supporting documentation
  • Submit application and cheque from lottery account for the lottery license fee (3% of total retail value of all prizes) and $10.00 per wheel

The Treasurer will process and issue your license within 3 business days once complete applications are received.

  • Following a raffle lottery event, your organization must submit a lottery Report within 30 days of holding the lottery. This can be done by mail, fax, email or in person at the Township Office.

 

A Lottery Report must be submitted with the following:

  • A list of prize winners
  • Itemized list of administrative costs (License Fee, ticket purchase/printing, etc.)
  • Lottery trust account bank statements and copies of cheques and invoices for expenses and use of lottery proceeds
  • One unsold ticket (this is not needed if it is a “rip ticket” for penny tables)

Bingo Licenses

Bingo licenses may be issued for events being held in a public place. They may have a prize value up to $5,500. Bingo games with a prize board over $5,500 are licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Following a bingo lottery event, your organization must submit a Charitable Gaming Report within 30 days of holding the lottery. This can only be done by mail, fax, email or in person at the Township Office.

A Charitable Gaming Report must be submitted with the following:

  • Lottery trust account bank statements, copies of cheques and invoices for expenses and use of lottery proceeds.

Raffle Licenses

The Township licenses raffles to eligible non-profit or charitable organizations with prizes up to $50,000. Raffles with prizes over $50,000 are licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Following a raffle lottery event, your organization must submit a Raffle Lottery Report  within 30 days of holding the lottery. This can be done by mail, fax, email or in person at the Township Office.

A raffle lottery report must be submitted with the following:

  • A list of prize winners
  • Itemized list of administrative costs ( license fee, ticket purchase/printing etc.)
  • Lottery trust account bank statements and copies of cheques and invoices for expenses and use of lottery proceeds
  • One unsold ticket

Contact our Treasurer for Lottery Licensing Information.

Available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Address 2 West Carling Bay Rd Nobel, ON P0G 1G0
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