Bingo Licence

The Municipality may issue non-pooling bingo licences to eligible charitable organizations for events conducted anywhere other than in pooling bingo halls (Riverview Gaming Centre and Wallaceburg Hometown Bingo), with prize value up to $5,500. Bingo games with a prize board over $5,500 are licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Your organization must be eligible to manage and conduct lottery events. Find out what is required on the Lottery Licence page.

Apply for a Bingo Licence

Ensure eligibility is current (eligibility has to be renewed every five years).
Review the Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions.
Submit Application to Manage and Conduct a Bingo Lottery along with the following:

  • cheque from a lottery trust account for the lottery licence fee (3% of the total value of all prizes)
  • rules of play and gaming schedule (samples rules of play and schedule are in Non-Pooling Bingo Information Guide )

The Licensing Department will process and issue your licence within seven business days once complete applications are received.

Submitting a Bingo Report

Bingo Lottery Report  must be submitted within 30 days following the bingo event along with the following:

  • lottery trust account bank statements
  • copies of cheques and invoices for expenses
  • use of lottery proceeds

Year-End Report

Proceeds collected from bingo events must be deposited into a trust account until they are spent on eligible expenses. In order to ensure accountability and monitor the use of these proceeds, a year-end raffle report is required in addition to the report submitted 30 days after the bingo takes place.

The Year-End Report must be submitted by February 15th for the previous calendar year with the following:

  • bank statements for the entire calendar year
  • cancelled cheques/receipts to support the expense

For questions or more information on acquiring a Bingo Licence, call Licensing Services at 519-360-1998 or email