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Procedures for Bingo Lottery Licensing

Only approved charitable organizations are eligible for lottery licenses as per the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.  If your charitable organization is interested in applying for a lottery licence an eligibility review must first be conducted.

Please download the document Requirements for Running Lotteries for further information.

Please Note: Prior to applying for any lottery licensing, please be advised that all organizations must be in existence for a 12-month (1-year) period and that lottery fundraising is not the only source of generating revenue.

After review of the submitted information:

  • City of Sarnia Customer Service will advise the organization the status of the application

  • The organization should contact the Hall Charities Association to arrange the application of the bingo licence and the dates of the bingo sessions 

  • An application form to be completed, in detail, by two bona fide members of the organization should be submitted to the Hall Charities Association (event dates and times subject to availability) 

  • The licence fee is $112.50 per session and would be paid on behalf of the Hall Charities Association. The fee would be deducted from the charities disbursement of bingo proceeds 

  • The licensed organization must submit a charitable report every month 

  • The organization may not conduct bingo events in other municipalities

  • The organization must comply with the Terms and Conditions set out by the and Gaming Control Commission of Ontario Alcohol

For further information, please contact Customer Service at 519-332-0330 Extension 3350 or customerservice@sarnia.ca
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