Municipal Lottery Licensing - Phone (705) 232-5700
The Town of Iroquois Falls may issue lottery licenses for most lottery events conducted in the community, including:
- Bingo events with prize boards of up to $5,500;
- Raffles with prizes of up to $50,000;
- Break Open Ticket events that are not conducted in conjunction with another licensed gaming event, and where the tickets are sold within the municipality;
- Bazaar gaming events; and
- Media bingo.
An Organization wanting to raise funds through gaming such as a bingo, raffle or break open ticket event, first must be deemed as an eligible organization by the policies and procedures established by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Eligibility is assessed through an application process and by such criteria as the organization's purpose, objectives and charitable activities, in addition to its budgetary and financial status. The application, terms and conditions, and requirements can be found at www.agco.ca .
Once an organization is deemed eligible to raise and receive lottery proceeds, a lottery licence can be issued for gaming scheme, such as bingo, raffle or break open ticket event with prize values under $50,000. The use of the lottery proceeds, determined by the terms and conditions of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, must be a charitable fashion and have a public benefit for the residents of the community and the province of Ontario.
Prices for a bingo licence is the amount of prize x 2% x number of events; raffle licences are 3% of total prize value; and a break open ticket licence is based on total prizes per box x 2% x number of boxes.
Organizations are encouraged to raise funds through other means, membership fees, grants, or other fundraising activities, in addition to gaming schemes.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)'s Registrar is the licensing authority for the following lottery events:
- Bingo events, where the total value of prizes to be awarded exceeds $5,500;
- Lottery events with accumulating prize values, where a prize not awarded at one event is added to the value of the prize at a subsequent event(s);
- Lottery events with successive designated numbers, where the designated number is allowed to increase at a subsequent event(s);
- Super Jackpot bingo events;
- Raffle events, where the total value of prizes to be awarded exceeds $50,000;
- Lotteries, including Break Open Ticket lotteries, where the event is conducted in conjunction with another licensed gaming event;
- Provincial Break Open Ticket lotteries;
- All social gaming events;
- Events at designated fairs or exhibitions; and
- Lottery schemes conducted in unorganized territories, on Crown lands and in First Nation communities.
Contact Town Hall for Lottery Licencing or the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario at www.agco.ca or 1-800-522-2876.