Apply for a lottery licence if you’re an eligible charitable or not-for-profit organization supporting charitable objectives in any of the following categories:
Examples of organizations not eligible for a lottery licence include hobby groups, political lobby groups and for-profit organizations.
Review the General Terms and Conditions of Lottery Licences by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) before applying for your lottery licence. Submit the completed Lottery Licensing Eligibility Questionnaire by mail or in person along with the supporting documents to:
Compliance and Licensing Enforcement
Ground floor, Office Tower
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga ON, L5B 3C1
You must book an appointment to submit the documents in person. You’ll only be admitted to the building if you have a scheduled appointment. Only one person may attend the appointment. If you’re late by 10 minutes or more, your appointment will be cancelled and you’ll need to reschedule.
If any of the required information or supporting documents are missing, your application will be considered incomplete, and will be returned to you.
Once we receive the fully completed lottery licensing eligibility application form and all supporting documents, we’ll get back to you usually within 3 to 4 weeks. If we have questions while reviewing your eligibility form, we’ll contact you.
Once your application is approved, you must complete the following requirements:
A separate lottery trust account or designated lottery business account must be opened and maintained at a recognized financial institution in Ontario.
The type of account you need and the recordkeeping and accounting documents required depend on the type of licence or permit you are applying for. Our office will provide you with details if your organization is deemed eligible.
The City of Mississauga has the authority to issue lottery licences for:
Individual bingo games with prize boards of up to $5,500. To apply for a licence for an individual bingo event, download the Bingo Lottery Application and review the Bingo Licence Terms and Conditions.
Organizations applying to play bingo at a bingo hall can contact the bingo hall administrator for an application and to review the requirements.
Delta Bingo: 1650 Dundas Street West, Unit 17-21
Rama Gaming Centre: 2295 Battleford Road
Raffles with a total prize value of less than $50,000. Raffles with a total prize value of more than $50,000 must be licensed by the AGCO. Different types of raffles include:
Your application must be submitted to the City along with the following:
Vehicles must be new and cannot be offered as a lease. You must provide:
We will process your raffle licence application and issue your licence, usually within 15 business days. Your licence will be mailed to you, or you can pick it up at our office by appointment only on the ground floor at the Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive.
The original copy of your licence must be posted at your event.
Break Open Tickets (BOT) are small cardboard lottery tickets. Symbols on the ticket are revealed by tearing open the cover tab, and the winning combination of symbols is shown on the back of the ticket.
A bazaar is an event for charity, such as a rummage sale or a fundraiser. These events can include any combination of a:
To apply for a bazaar gaming licence, download the Application to Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar and review the Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions.
The social gaming licence permits small stakes games such as euchre, cribbage or bridge to be played in public places. You can apply for this licence as an individual or an organization such as a community group, seniors’ groups, service club, legion or seniors home.
Learn more about social gaming licences on the AGCO website.
Submit your social gaming licence application to the iAGCO portal. There is no fee for this licence.
A lottery event or scheme is one where money is paid, or consideration given such as a donation for a chance to win a prize.
A licensed lottery event is managed and conducted by an eligible charitable organization to support certain charitable objectives.
The City of Mississauga is responsible for:
If you need more information about applying for a lottery licence, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.