Can I sell 50/50 tickets and squares that are less than $1,000 without a gaming licence?
No, all 50/50s and squares are legal gaming events and must be licensed. Individuals are not eligible for a raffle licence. Only charitable or religious organizations can obtain a raffle licence.
If I sell squares on Facebook and follow their rules, do I need a raffle licence?
Selling squares is considered a raffle and requires a raffle licence. Individuals are not eligible for a raffle licence. Only charitable or religious organizations can obtain a raffle licence. The sale of raffle tickets is not permitted through social media, such as Facebook.
We are planning an anniversary. Do we need a raffle licence if we are selling tickets only to our invited guests to raise funds for the couple to go on a holiday?
Anniversaries and holidays are considered social events and are not eligible for a gaming licence. You cannot sell raffle tickets for this purpose. If you do so, it could be subject to criminal investigation and criminal charges.
We would like to help a few community members with things like rent, food, medical bills and prescriptions. Can we get a raffle licence to raise money for this?
No, the sale of raffle tickets to cover personal items is not an eligible expense from gaming proceeds. You cannot sell raffle tickets for this purpose. If you do so, you could be subject to a criminal investigation and criminal charges.
Does AGLC have jurisdiction all over the province?
Yes, AGLC has jurisdiction over gaming activities throughout the whole province of Alberta.
How do I get an ID for my child’s sports team to run a raffle?