Who tests electronic raffle systems?

An applicant or gaming supplier may select an accredited testing facility, or other equivalent body that has been approved by the LGA, to perform required testing. Please contact the LGA and we can provide you with a list of currently approved test facilities.

My organization wants to use an electronic raffle system. Are there any special requirements?

Only charitable and religious organizations obtaining a raffle licence or a community raffle licence are eligible to use an electronic raffle system.

To be approved to use an electronic raffle system, you will need to provide information on how you propose to use the system for your raffle event, and if it’s being supplied or developed in-house. If the electronic raffle system is being supplied, the supplier needs to be licensed by the LGA. As well, the system you use will need to be tested to make sure it is in compliance with the LGA’s technical standards to ensure your raffle event will be conducted fairly.

The LGA will evaluate your application and determine what level of testing is required to ensure the integrity of the raffle.

What has changed to allow charities to now be able to run raffles using computers?

In late 2014, the federal government amended the Criminal Code (Canada) to begin allowing charities to use computers to operate raffles. Prior to these changes, only provincially appointed agencies, such as Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, were authorized to operate gaming on or over a computer. All others, including charities, were prohibited. Now, with the opportunity for charities to use computers to conduct raffles, organizations will be able to modernize their fundraising systems.

What is an electronic raffle system?

An electronic raffle system is computer software and related equipment used by raffle licensees to sell tickets, account for sales, determine winners through random selection, and to distribute prizes.



How many Monte Carlo events can we have in one year?

Organizations can have up to two Monte Carlo events in one year. Each Monte Carlo event cannot exceed three days.

How do we apply for a midway licence?

Please complete our midway application.You can also call our Gaming Licence Department at 204-954-9400 or toll-free at 1-800-782-0363 for a paper copy of the application or to arrange a time to complete the form in person at one of our offices.

What does a midway licence cost?

You must submit a non-refundable licence fee of $150 with your application.

How long does it take to get a midway 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.

Who can hold a midway event?

The LGA may license any person to conduct a lottery scheme at a public place of amusement within the province of Manitoba in accordance with Section 207 (1) (d) of the Criminal Code (Canada).

How can we use the money we raise through our Monte Carlo event?

Funds raised through Monte Carlo 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. Please provide as much detail as possible on your application about your intended use of funds.