This bulletin is to advise all licensed charitable organizations and raffle workers of IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS to the Raffle Terms & Conditions.
The following raffle policies are effective July 13, 2021.
In response to the evolving raffle landscape in Alberta, AGLC is creating new opportunities for charities by:
expanding to allow electronically generated bearer ticket raffles (e.g. 50/50 draws) over multiple days (up to 14 days) at an entertainment event such as a festival (previously, electronic bearer ticket raffles were limited to single-day events);
expanding the availability of percentage draws (e.g. 50/50 draws) to be conducted with any raffle, and charities are no longer required to guarantee 20 per cent minimum prize value based on the total ticket value of the raffle for cash raffles;
introducing raffle ticket subscriptions for purchasers;
expanding progressive raffles by introducing the option to offer secondary progressive prizes; and
reducing the timeframe to hold raffle prizes from one year to three months.
AGLC is also continuing to ensure integrity as well as to simplify and improve clarity of policy for charities by:
removing the concept of “traditional tickets” from raffle framework to reflect increasingly more flexible raffle policies and less distinctions between ticket types;
addressing prize claim procedures for progressive raffles; and
introducing prize selection procedures for progressive raffles.
Please familiarize yourself with the amended policies and ensure all affected staff are notified of the new requirements.
The amended Raffle Terms & Conditions may be accessed on AGLC’s website at aglc.ca. Additional information regarding AGLC’s commitment to a modern regulatory environment that supports consumer choice, innovation and economic growth can be found on AGLC’s website at aglc.ca/modernization.