Bingo OR Media Bingo Event
Bingo is a game of chance where players are awarded a prize or prizes for being the first to complete a specified arrangement of numbers selected at random.
Media Bingo is a bingo event that is conducted on or through media such as radio or newspaper. Licences will not be issued for internet gaming activity.
The Town may license bingo or media bingo events, held in a public place, with a prize board up to $5,500.
For additional information regarding Lottery Licences visit Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
1. LOTTERY LICENCE ELIGIBILITY REVIEW
If your organization has not been licensed by the Town in the past two years you must provide the Municipal Clerk with a completed Lottery Licence Eligibility Review Application and supporting documentation. An organization conducting bingo must provide a minimum of 3 bona fide members. Staff will review your application and notify you of your organization's eligibility to conduct a lottery. An eligibility review usually takes 20 business days to complete.
An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.
2. LOTTERY LICENCE APPLICATION
If your organization has been licensed by the Town in the past two years OR your organization has been deemed eligible by the Municipal Clerk through the Lottery Licensing Eligibility Review, proceed with your application as follows:
Review and complete the Bingo Licence Application Instructions Form
Review and complete the Application to Manage and Conduct a Bingo Lottery
Submit to the Municipal Clerk:
• A completed Bingo Licence Application Instructions form
• A completed Application to Manage and Conduct a Bingo Lottery form with supporting documentation
• The required lottery licensing fee (3% of total retail prize value)
The Municipal Clerk will process complete applications and issue your licence, usually within 15 business days.
3. LOTTERY LICENCE REPORTING
A Bingo Lottery Licence Report or Media Bingo Lottery Licence Report and supporting documentation must be completed and filed with the Municipal Clerk within 30 days of the holding of the lottery in accordance with the terms and conditions under which the lottery licence was issued.