The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) is responsible for administering the lottery licensing program in the province - municipalities are partners with the AGCO in issuing lottery licences to eligible charitable and religious organizations.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) website refers to Charitable Lottery Licensing.
Effective immediately, all in person lottery licence inquiries are by appointment only.
What is a Lottery?
- A lottery is defined as "any time consideration is paid for a chance to win a prize"
- Examples include:
Raffle Tickets (prize draws, 50/50 draws)
Break Open (Nevada Tickets)
- All lotteries require a licence either issued by a municipality or by the Provincial Government.
Who Can Obtain a Lottery Licence?
Who can obtain a lottery licence?
Licences can only be issued by the Municipality to charitable or non-profit charitable organizations as defined by the Gaming Control Commission. The Lottery Licencing Officer can advise organizations if they are eligible or qualify for lottery licensing and which category they may fall under.
Proceeds from lotteries must be used for a charitable or religious objects or purpose in the Province of Ontario.
Application Forms and Reports can be picked up at the Municipal Office, on the AGCO Website or from the links below.
Social Gaming - Issued only though AGCO