Charitable Gaming Event Licence

The LGA licenses charitable and religious organizations to fundraise through activities such as raffles, bingo, breakopen tickets, Texas hold’em poker tournaments and sports drafts.

The LGA also licenses individuals and groups who are planning a one-time social event at avenue such as a banquet hall, restaurant, bar or community centre, and want to have a raffle such as a 50/50 or player’s choice draw at the event. Click here for information about social occasion raffles.

What type of gaming event are you interested in holding?

Please click on the following links for applications and guides, terms and conditions, standard rules of play, and other information about each type of event.

Raffle

Bingo and breakopen

Media bingo

Texas hold’em poker tournament

Sports draft

Calcutta auction

Monte Carlo

Samples of other forms you may need to submit with your application:

Irrevocable letter of standby credit

Contractual agreement

Questions?

Please click below for answers to some common questions about charitable gaming event licences. There are more frequently asked questions on each licence page. You can also email our Gaming Licence Department or contact us at 204-954-9400 or toll-free at 1-800-782-0363.

What gaming events are going on in the province?

There are various gaming events in Manitoba,  including raffles and ongoing events licensed by the LGA. In Manitoba, municipalities and First Nations Gaming Commissions may also issue raffle licences. The reports here only contain information about raffles licensed by the LGA or previously licensed by the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission. They do not include information about community raffles or ongoing raffles, such as weekly 50/50 draws.

See below for draw dates in the current and past year, as well as the map showing events that are ongoing in your region.

Draw dates in 2017

Approved raffles

Raffle applications pending approval

Previous years

2015

2014

Ongoing charitable gaming events licensed by the LGA

Please review the map below to identify your region, then select the link for ongoing events in your area, including bingos, breakopen tickets, media bingos and Texas hold’em poker tournaments licensed by the LGA.

map

Northeast Region | Northwest Region | Western Region | Interlake Region | Red River Region | Winnipeg Region | Eastern Region

 

Who can apply?

Only charitable or religious organizations are eligible to apply for gaming event licences. Funds raised through charitable gaming events must be used for education, religion, health, relieving poverty, or to benefit the community by promoting sports, recreation, culture, or any other area considered appropriate by the LGA.

As of April 1, 2014, the LGA also licenses individuals and groups who are planning a one-time social event at a venue such as a banquet hall, restaurant, bar or community centre, and want to have a raffle such as a 50/50 or players’ choice draw at the event. Click here for information about social occasion raffles.

Do we need a licence?

You will need a licence if there is:

  • a cost to enter or play,
  • a chance to win, and
  • a prize.

How do we apply?

You will need to complete an application and provide us with information about your organization. Please click on the links above for applications for each type of event.

How long does it take to get a licence?

The LGA requires up to six weeks to process applications. It may take longer to process your application if it is incomplete or inaccurate.

Do we have to pay licence fees to the LGA?

For most gaming event licences, you will not pay any licence fees if the anticipated gross revenue is $10,000 or less. If the anticipated gross revenue is over $10,000, the fee is will be 1.5% of the actual gross revenue. For Monte Carlo licences, there is a fee of $5.00 per game per day.

There are no fees for social occasion raffle licences. Click here for information about social occasion raffles.