Municipal Office

LOTTERY LICENSING


The Township of Scugog maintains the authority to issue lottery licenses to eligible organizations in the community. With this authority comes a responsibility of ensuring that all lottery related events are in compliance with the terms and conditions established by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). These measures and guidelines are intended to ensure that all lottery events and proceeds are processed efficiently, protecting the community and participants from fraud or misuse of funds.

The Township of Scugog is authorized to issue lottery licenses for events such as:

Raffles – Prize board of $50,000.00 and under
Break Open Tickets
Bingo Events – up to $5,500
Bazaars

Types of games that are prohibited include:

• Card tournaments (i.e. Euchre, Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, Three Card Monte etc.)
• Toonie toss
• Dice games
• Sports pools
• Lottery events involving betting
• Wheel gams
• Coin tables
• Punchboard
• Razzle Dazzle
• Pea Wheel
• The Swinger Game
• Lottery schemes conducted on or through a computer

Is Your Organization Eligible for Charitable Gaming Licenses?

The eligibility of your organization will be determined by the licensing office you are applying to. Charitable registration with Revenue Canada or incorporation as a non-profit organization does NOT guarantee eligibility for licences.

Your organization may be eligible if it:

• Has a purpose to provide charitable services to Ontario residents to: relieve
   poverty, advance religion, advance education or benefit the community
• Has carried out activities consistent with its charitable purpose for at
   least 1 year
• Is located in Ontario
• Is non-profit

For more information on eligibility requirements please visit the AGCO website.

Examples may include:

• Hospitals
• Service Clubs
• Youth activities or sports
• Arts or Culture
• Religious organizations

Organizations that only promote the private interests of their members do NOT qualify for gaming event licences. This may include, but is NOT limited to:

• Adult recreation or sports
• Individual sport teams
• Unions or employee groups
• Social clubs
• Professional associations
• Political, government, lobbying or advocacy groups
• Elected representative groups such as: municipal, regional, provincial and 
   federal governments.

Note to Applicants:

Ensure that you read and understand your event Licence Terms and Conditions before proceeding with the application package.

This package is used to apply to the municipal office of the Township
   of Scugog for charitable gaming event licences.
Keep a copy of all licence application documents for your records.
Activities are regulated by Criminal Code of Canada, Section 206 & 207,
  
Ontario Order in Gaming Control Act, 1992 and Regulations.

Licence Application Instructions:

Your licence application is a legal document and will be returned or delayed if the
    Instructions (below) are not followed or if Checklist items (on Application) are missing.
    This may result in the cancellation of your charitable gaming event.
• The Township of Scugog requires 30 days processing time and 45 days for first time
   licensees.
• Type or legibly print all information.
• Answer every question completely.
• Only original forms and signatures will be accepted.
• It is your responsibility upon signing any Licence Application to have a good knowledge
   of the applicable Licence Terms and Conditions to ensure that no infractions occur or
   that the law isn’t broken.
• It is illegal to print tickets, promote or conduct a charitable gaming event without a
   licence.

Incomplete Applications:

Please note that all information including appropriate documentation and fees must be included in your application. Incomplete packages will be returned to your organization. Your organization cannot print or sell tickets until you are licensed and all tickets must indicate the licence number. It is your responsibility to notify the Lottery Licence Office of any changes to your organization such as changes to your Board of Directors, changes in programs and services, etc.

Application Changes:

• If you make changes to your Licence Application package before you submit it to your
   licensing office, each change must be initialed on each document by the Licence
   Application signors and other signors of that document.
• Changes to your submitted Licence Application package must be made writing on your
   organization’s letterhead, signed by the Licence Application signors and include
   supporting documents that are affected. The Licensing Department requires at least 2
   weeks written notice. Application changes are NOT automatically approved and may
   NOT be permitted.
• Once your lottery licence is issued, requests for changes will NOT be considered.
   Expired Licences may NOT be amended or cancelled.

Renewal Applications:

Organizations must submit their renewal applications to the Township of Scugog 30 calendar days prior to the expiry of the lottery licence. This will allow applications to be given full and proper consideration by Township Staff.

If you require clarification on any of the above please feel free to contact the Lottery Licensing Officer Scott Honey at:
Tel: 905-985-7346 ext. 144
Email: shoney@scugog.ca

Appointments

It is important to book an appointment to submit a Lottery Licence Application. Please call ahead to book an appointment to discuss lottery related items.

If you have further questions regarding lottery licenses, application forms, or policy requirements please visit the below links:

Bazaars

Bingo

Break Open Tickets (BOT)

Raffles

AGCO Licensing Policy Manual

 

 

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