Welcome to Charity Gaming
"Charitable Gaming" refers to lottery events permitted by a licence under the Gaming Control Act (Ontario). A lottery exists if money is paid for a chance to win a prize.
The City of Mississauga's Charity Gaming office issues licences for bingos, raffles (with total prize value less than $50,000), break open ticket sales (within Mississauga), and bazaars, to eligible charitable or not-for-profit organizations which have been in business for more than one year and have shown that they provide a benefit to the Mississauga community. Licensed organizations must conduct and manage their events in accordance with licensing policies, terms and conditions and must fulfill all prescribed reporting and spending requirements.
Eligible organizations must have charitable purposes and objects that fall within one of these 4 classifications:
- other charitable purposes beneficial to the community ie:
- culture and arts
- health and welfare
- amateur sports organizations
- the enhancement of youth
- public safety programs
- community service organizations
Each type of licensed lottery is governed by a specific set of rules knows as Terms and Conditions. These terms and conditions provide detailed instructions for the conduct and management of licensed lottery events.
Lottery proceeds must be used for the direct delivery of eligible charitable programs and services which are approved by the licensing authority.
Since raising funds through gaming contains a certain element of risk on the part of the charitable organization, lotteries should be viewed as a supplement to the organization's other fundraising ventures.
Charity Gaming and Lottery Licensing
City Hall - Ground Floor - Office Tower
To obtain general information regarding Charity Gaming or to register a complaint, please call 905 615-3200, extension 5657, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bingo Hall Locations
Delta Bingo - 1650 Dundas Street West, Unit 17-21
Meadowvale Bingo - 2295 Battleford Road
Frequently Requested Phone Numbers/Links
AGCO: 416-326-8700 or 1-800-522-2876
AGCO Website: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
To determine if your organization is eligible for a lottery licence in Mississauga, click the link below to access the eligibility questionnaire.