Club Fund Raising Opportunities
Alberta has adopted the charitable gaming model for casinos, bingo, raffles and pull tickets. These gaming activities present excellent fundraising opportunities for all charitable and non-profit organizations, which generally include sport organizations and clubs, to raise funds for their worthy projects and services.
Last year, this gaming revenue totaled about a quarter of a billion dollars that was reinvested back into communities throughout Alberta.
For complete detailed information please visit the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission website: www.aglc.gov.ab.ca
To qualify for a bingo licence, a group must have delivered a charitable program in Alberta for a minimum of twelve months at the time of application. A licensed group’s volunteers may hold bingo events at an association, a community, or a privately operated bingo facility.
For information on acquiring a Bingo Licence:
b) Go to Gaming – Bingo
c) Complete Licensing and Eligibility Forms
d) Complete Bingo Licence Application
e) Review the Bingo Licence Terms & Conditions for either Licensed Bingo Facilities, or Non-Association (Community) facilities, as well as the Bingo Terms and Conditions and Operating Guidelines
The AGLC determines eligibility for a raffle; however, the method in which licences are issued is based on total ticket value.
• For raffles with a total ticket value $10,000 and less, the licence must be obtained from any Alberta registry agent.
• For raffles with a total ticket value more than $10,000, the AGLC issues the licence.
For information on acquiring a Raffle Licence:
b) Go to Gaming – Raffle
c) Determine if your total ticket sales will be more or less than $10,000.00
d) Complete Eligibility for Raffle Licence application form if total ticket sales are less than $10,000. Licenses are only available at the local Registry Agent, who can provide a listing of approved charities.
If your organization is not on their list, your application must be reviewed and approved by AGLC before receiving a Licence.
If total ticket sales are more than $10,000 AGLC issues the Licence. Complete Raffle Licence Application and Guidelines
e) Review applicable Raffle Terms & Conditions and Raffle Ticket Inventory Control Procedures
Raffle Ticket Sales Tip:
A great way for clubs to expediate ticket sales is to set up a table at a mall or local event venue. The club raffle coordinator only needs to contact the chosen venue for permission, and supply the club members to do the selling.
To qualify for a casino licence, a group must have delivered a charitable program in Alberta for a minimum of 24 months at the time of application. A licensed group’s volunteers generally hold two day events in a casino facility within a designated region within the province. Casinos are available to groups on a rotational basis – the length of time a club must wait between its casino events is generally 18 – 24 months.
Groups located within the boundary of Edmonton must conduct their casino within that city.
Groups located outside of Edmonton may not access casinos within Edmonton.
Groups located within the boundary of Calgary must conduct casinos within that city.
Groups located in close proximity to Calgary may conduct casinos at the Silver Dollar Casino in Calgary. This area includes Banff to the west, Crossfield to the north, Strathcona to the east and High River to the South.
Outside of Edmonton and Calgary groups shall normally conduct their casino events at licenced casino facilities located outside of Edmonton and Calgary which are in their location or at the casino facility in closest proximity to their location.
For information on acquiring a Casino Licence:
b) Go to Gaming – Casino
c) Complete the Eligibility for Casino Licence form
d) Dates will be assigned for eligible organizations. Once approved, complete Casino Licence Application form 60 days prior to the dates assigned to your organization, as well as Casino Bank Account Declaration.
e) Have all volunteer workers fill out Casino Volunteer Worker Application forms and submit 60 days prior to Casino Dates
All Forms listed below are available on the AGLC website:
Bingo Form # LIC/GAM 5421
Raffle Form # LIC/GAM 5428 (ticket value more than $10,000)
Casino Form #LIC/GAM 5420
Regulatory Division Offices:
50 Corriveau Avenue
St. Albert, AB T8N 3TS
Ph: (780) 447-8600
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Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
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