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Charitable groups can apply if their structure and programs follow AGLC policy.
An eligible charitable or religious organization must:
These four criteria determine charitable purpose:
For more information on eligibility refer to the Charitable Gaming Policies Handbook.
If your group has not had a bingo licence before, you must complete this application:
Documents you will need (this checklist is on the application form to guide you):
There is no cost to submit an eligibility application.
A complete application will take approximately six weeks to review. If there is any missing information, we will contact you by letter, email or phone call.
AGLC will provide the eligibility decision to you in writing.
Call AGLC to speak to an Eligibility Analyst:
The Charitable Gaming Policies Handbook has more information on:
Several charities form or are part of a bingo association. Member groups of a bingo association hold events four or more days a week in a licensed bingo facility.
A group that is individually licensed to conduct bingos from its own facility three or fewer days a week.
Whether a group is a member of a bingo association or has its own community bingo, each group that wants to have bingo events must follow the same rules.
Bingo Licensee Terms & Conditions explain requirements for groups that hold bingo in a licensed bingo facility that is in operation four or more days a week.
A group must complete and submit this form at least four weeks prior to the first event:
Groups that have bingo events in an association bingo facility pay $20 per event. The facility collects and pays the fees on behalf of its member groups.
There is no fee for community bingo if the annual gross revenue is less than $150,000.
If the community bingo earns more than $150,000 annually, there is a fee of $20 per event.