• 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). You can learn if your organization is eligible to apply for a licence by reviewing the LGCA's eligibility guide (click here). If your organization has never been licensed or has not had a licence in three years or more, you must submit background information to show your eligibility for a licence.
Terms and Conditions

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


As of April 1, 2023, the licence fee is 1.0% 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.

Application Forms

 You cannot advertise your sports draft until your licence is approved.

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