Lottery Licences

The Township of Douro-Dummer issues Licences for Charitable Gaming Events that include Raffles, Bingo's, Break Open Tickets (Nevadas), and Bazaars.

Only charitable organizations are eligible to obtain a licence for charitable gaming events. Licencing is regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario under the Gaming Control Act, 1992. Municipalities act as licencing agents for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for certain types of gaming events.

For more information please contact the Municipal Office


The following pre-requisites are mandatory in order to be considered for a lottery licence:

  • The organization must have been in existence for at least one year
  • The organization must have a place of business in Ontario
  • The organization must demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario
  • The organization must use the lottery proceeds for the benefit Ontario residents

Who is eligible to conduct a lottery scheme?

Charitable and religious organizations may conduct a lottery to raise funds pursuant to a licence being issued. The courts have termed 'charitable' as an organization that provides programs for one or more of:

  • The relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of religion
  • Other charitable purposes that benefit the community

Types of groups not eligible to be licenced:

  • Social clubs
  • Professional Associations - unions, employee groups
  • Elected Representatives
  • Government ministries, agents or bodies
  • Political lobby groups
  • Political parties
  • Adult hobby groups
  • Private sport clubs (golf/curling)
  • Adult sports teams
 Types of Lottery Schemes that can be Licensed
  • Bingo events where the prize board is less than $5,500
  • Media Bingo Events
  • Ticket raffles where the total prizes are $50,000 or less
  • Break Open Ticket Lotteries (Nevadas) not licenced by the Province
  • Bazaars
 How to Apply for a License

 Application for Licencing Eligibility

  1. Determine the type of lottery scheme
  2. Obtain an application form from the Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office located at 894 South Street in Warsaw or use the links below to print the application form.
  3. Complete the form and include the following information:
  • Copy of the Articles of Incorporation or Constitution or Bylaws
  • Copy of the budget or financial statements for the preceding year and coming year
  • Any information that will assist in determining the nature of the organization e.g. Annual Report, Charitable Income Tax Number, Brochure
  • The use of proceeds for the lottery funds - must be consistent with the nature of the organization.

Licence fees are based on 3% of the prize value of the lottery scheme.

For example, for a ticket lottery where the prizes being raffled are valued at $1000.00, the licence fee is $30.00.

Lottery Licencing By-law

By-law 2024-03 - Being a By-law to appoint Lottery Officers for the Corporation of The Township of Douro-Dummer and to provide for the issuance of Lottery Licences was passed before Council on January 16, 2024, and repealed our previous Lottery Licencing By-law 2002-36.


 A Bazaar is an event where any combination of the following lotteries may be conducted:

  1. a raffle not exceeding $50,000 in prizes;
  2. a bingo not exceeding $5,500 in prizes; and
  3. a maximum of three wheels of fortune with a maximum $2.00 bet.

 Bazaar Licence Application

 Bazaar Lottery Report

 AGCO's Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions


 Bingo events are lottery schemes where players purchase bingo paper and win prizes by being the first to complete   specified arrangements or patterns of numbers on the bingo paper from numbers selected at random.

 Regular bingo events have prize boards of $5,500 and under, and Special (Monster) bingo events have prize boards   over $5,500.

 Bingo Licence Application

 Bingo Report

 AGCO's Bingo Terms and Conditions

 Break Open Tickets (Nevada Tickets)

 A break open ticket is a device made of cardboard and which has perforated cover window tabs behind which are   symbols reveled by tearing open the cover tab. The winning combination of symbols is specified on the back of the   ticket.

 Break Open Tickets Licence Application

 Break Open Tickets Report

 AGCO's Break Open Tickets Licence Terms and Conditions


 A raffles lottery is a scheme whereby tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize at a draw and includes 50/50 draws,   elimination draws, and calendar draws.

 Raffle Licence Application

 Raffle Report

 AGCO's Raffle Terms and Conditions