Lottery Licensing

Eligible charitable and religious organizations may raise funds through provincially or municipally licensed lottery events.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) is responsible for administering the lottery licensing program in the province - municipalities are partners with the AGCO in issuing lottery licences to eligible charitable and religious organizations.

Lottery licensing refers to lottery schemes permitted by a licence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Typically, these may include bingos, raffles, break open tickets and social gaming events held by charitable or religious organizations. Licensed charitable or religious organizations must conduct and manage their events in accordance with licensing policies and the terms and conditions of the licences and fulfill all prescribed reporting requirements.

Order in Council 2688/93 (as amended by OIC 2038/97 and OIC 267/98) authorizes the licensing framework for eligible charitable or religious organizations to hold lottery events and sets out the limits of municipal and provincial licensing.

How to Obtain a Lottery Licence

For further information on obtaining a Lottery Licence (i.e. Bingo, Nevada, Raffle, Bazaar) contact the By-Law Enforcement Office Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lottery licences can also be purchased at the Citizen Service Centres.

Forms can be downloaded from the AGCO website or obtained at any of our Citizen Service Centres or the By-Law Enforcement Office.

Licence Appeal Process

If an Applicant disagrees with a decision regarding the refusal, revocation or suspension of licence for a business, taxi or lottery, he or she can appeal that decision to the Hearing Committee of the Council of the City of Greater Sudbury by completing and returning and "Appeal Request From" within fourteen (14) calendar days following the date of the licence refusal letter.

For complete information on the process of appealing a licence suspension, view or download the Guide to Licence Appeal Procedures - Business, Taxi & Lottery Licences.

Useful Links

Boardwalk Gaming
Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario