Stamped bingo card and bingo dabber Eligibility

Only approved charitable organizations are eligible for lottery licences.  Additional information regarding lottery events, and how an organization can be considered eligible, can be found on our Licence Requirements webpage.

Application Package

The completed application package should be submitted at least 7 days prior to the date which the applicant intends to conduct the bingo event.

This package must include:

  • The correct licence fee (3% of the total value of all prizes - inclusive of all taxes);

  • Copies of all receipts, invoices, or proof of value for each prize worth $500.00 or more;

  • Completed Bingo Lottery application form;

  • Attach rules of play.

NOTE: The total value of prizes may not exceed $5500.00.

Rules of Play

Applicants for a licence shall indicate the detailed procedures to be followed for all bingo games.

Reporting Requirements

The licensee must submit a  Bingo Report no later than 30 days following the bingo event . The use of proceeds raised from the bingo event must be approved by the Licensing Office in accordance with the organization's mandate and Provincial Regulations.

The following documentation must accompany each Bingo Report Form :

  • Copies of invoices or receipts for each expense or donation; and

  • Deposit slips for all proceeds deposited into the lottery account.

NOTE: A lottery trust account must be opened by the organization with a minimum of two signing officers (no family members allowed). Should the organization conduct raffles as well, they may deposit the bingo proceeds into their raffle account.

Pooling Halls

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent currently has two pooling bingo halls, Wallaceburg Hometown Bingo Association and Riverview Bingo Palace . The following information pertains to clubs conducting bingos at either of these halls.

Applications

When applying for your bingo sessions, please complete both the Bingo Licence Application and the Member Organization Declaration form.  It is important that both forms are fully completed and submitted on time to ensure your clubs eligibility for upcoming bingos. 

Reports

Organizations conducting bingo events at either of these halls are required to submit a Charitable Gaming Event Report after every bingo event. This report is to be submitted to the Hall Charities Association Administrator.

Additionally, organizations are responsible for completing a monthly Charitable Gaming Report. The Charitable Gaming Report is to be submitted to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. This report replaces the Quarterly Report.  Only your organizations monthly bank statement and monthly bingo disbursement report need to be submitted with the completed report form.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) requires that the Charitable Gaming Report and the Charitable Gaming Event Report be submitted no later than 30 days following month end. Consistency in reporting is an integral part of the AGCO's licensing, compliance and enforcement activities across the province.

Additional Questions

If you have further questions, please contact Licensing Services.