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Can you hold a raffle without a Licence?
Last Updated: 31st March, 2020
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Also question is, how do you legally hold a raffle?
Not every nonprofit organization is allowed to hold a raffle. To be eligible to hold a raffle of any kind, the organization must have been in existence and operating for at least a year. You cannot hold a raffle in attempts to get a brand new organization off the ground.
Beside above, can I hold a raffle without a Licence in Ontario? Get a raffle or bingo licence Your not-for-profit must apply for a licence from either the Alcohol and Gaming Commission or your local municipality to run a gaming event, like a raffle, bingo or similar fundraising game.
Subsequently, one may also ask, do I need a gambling Licence for a raffle?
If you are running a raffle where tickets are not sold before the event, it falls under the terms of an 'incidental lottery'. As such, you will not require a licence or any specific permissions. All tickets must be sold at the location during the event.
Is it illegal to raffle off personal items?
No, the sale of raffle tickets to cover personal items is not an eligible expense from gaming proceeds. You cannot sell raffle tickets for this purpose. If you do so, you could be subject to a criminal investigation and criminal charges.