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A raffle is a gaming scheme where ticket purchasers pay for a chance to win a prize through a random draw of tickets purchased.
To calculate total ticket value, multiply the price(s) of the ticket(s) by the number of tickets for sale. For example, 5,000 tickets @ $20 each equals a total ticket value of $100,000.
Only eligible charitable organizations currently registered with AGLC may obtain a licence to conduct a raffle.
Conducting a raffle online is dependent on the approved total ticket value (TTV) of the raffle licence. Raffles (Traditional and bearer ticket such as a 50/50) may only be conducted online if the TTV of the licence is $100,000 or more and the electronic raffle system (ERS) is approved. See below.
Raffles with a TTV less than $100,000, including small raffles with a TTV of $20,000 or less, may use the internet to:
These conditions apply:
Raffles with a TTV of $100,000 or more may use an electronic raffle system (ERS) if each component of the ERS has AGLC and accredited-testing-facility approval. A licensed charitable organization can develop, purchase, or lease electronic components from a registered gaming supplier.
The use of an ERS platform may include:
Licensed charitable organizations can contact AGLC for confirmation.
A random number generator is currently limited to raffles with a TTV of $100,000 or more so that AGLC can monitor each event. This ensures the electronic selection of prize winners is done in a secure manner and with integrity.
Additional information is available from the following policies at www.aglc.ca: