NOTICE: Cannabis Cannot be a Prize

We've updated our terms and conditions for sports draft licensees. These now specify that cannabis cannot be given as a prize for licensed sports drafts. Please download the new sports draft terms and conditions.

  • A sports draft is a lottery scheme where participants purchase a chance to win a prize and choose players in a series of sporting events. The winner of a prize is determined by the performance of the chosen players.

Only charitable and religious organizations can hold a sports draft event. The LGCA licenses these types of organizations to conduct sports drafts in accordance with Section 207(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (Canada). If your organization has never been licensed, you must submit background information about your organization to determine your eligibility.

Terms and Conditions

Organizations holding sports draft events must comply with the terms and conditions set by the LGCA.

Application Forms

The LGCA conducts background investigations on all applications as part of the licensing process. Failing to disclose complete and relevant information in the application form will result in a more detailed investigation, longer processing time, and the possible denial of a licence. You cannot advertise your sports draft until your licence is approved.

Fee

The licence fee is 1.5% of the actual gross revenue of the sports draft. The fee is due after the event when you submit your financial reports. The LGCA will let you know what your reporting requirements are when your licence is issued.

Frequently Asked Questions