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Charitable organizations 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.
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 two 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:
A raffle is a lottery scheme where ticket purchasers pay for a chance to win a prize. Some examples include cash, merchandise, travel, home, or a percentage draw (such as a 50/50).
A group AGLC has found eligible for raffles with a total ticket value more than $20,000 must follow:
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.
A group may choose to sell discount tickets in multiples at a lower price per ticket than a regular ticket. For example, one ticket for sale at $50 and discount tickets for sale at three for $100.
Add regular tickets and discount tickets to calculate total ticket value.
The total ticket value in this example is $72,500.
A group must not exceed the total ticket value approved for the licence.
A group must send this application to AGLC at least eight weeks before the ticket print deadline or start of sales:
Any organization registered with AGLC may conduct a raffle online with the use of an approved electronic raffle system to:
Prior to being used in a raffle, all electronic raffle system software and equipment must be:
A licensed charitable organization may develop, purchase, or lease electronic components from a supplier registered with AGLC.
The online medium (e.g. website) must be able to confirm that the ticket purchaser is 18 years or older and present in Alberta at the time of purchase.
The group must follow:
For more information about gaming supplier registration, contact the Due Diligence Unit at email@example.com
The licence fee for a raffle with a total ticket value:
Along with the application, the group must include a cheque or money order to AGLC for licence fees.
Each group that plans to hold a raffle must establish raffle rules for each licence. For help, refer to:
Each group must have ticket and financial controls for each raffle licence.
This guide lists required information when a group wants to change its licence. An example includes a request to extend the draw date.
A group must send a request in writing to AGLC to cancel a raffle licence.
The group must:
Complete requirements are in K. Cancellation Procedures: