NOTICE: Cannabis Cannot be a Charitable Gaming Prize

We've updated our terms and conditions for charitable gaming licensees. These now specify that cannabis cannot be given as a prize for licensed charitable gaming events. Please download the new version for any charitable gaming licences you hold.

The LGCA licenses charitable and religious organizations to fundraise through activities such as raffles, bingo, breakopen tickets, Texas hold’em poker tournaments and sports drafts. Funds raised through charitable gaming must be used for education, religion, health, relieving poverty, or to benefit the community by promoting sports, recreation, culture, or any other area considered appropriate by the LGCA.

If you are offering a game with a cost to enter or play, a chance to win, and a prize, this is considered gambling and you need a licence.  Click on the links below to find out more about the type of licence you need.

The LGCA also licenses individuals and groups who are planning a one-time social event at avenue such as a banquet hall, restaurant, bar or community centre, and want to have a raffle such as a 50/50 or player’s choice draw at the event. Click here for information about social occasion raffles.