NOTICE: Gaming Services – is currently experiencing higher than normal volume of application submissions. As a result, new and renewal eligibility reviews are taking longer than normal processing periods (between two to four months) and other licence processing are also affected. Please know that your application is in the queue and a lottery officer will be in touch. If you have any questions please email

You can apply for or renew lottery licences/permits and submit event specific report forms online, in-person or by mail. For in-person service you must book an appointment online first. Search for your licence or permit category below for more information.

The City issues lottery licences and permits to eligible non-profit organizations.

Bingo in Public Places

Information on how to obtain a licence for Bingo with prizes up to $5,500 in non-commercial or public venues.


Application information for charitable, non-profit and/or religious organizations and cGaming Centre Charity Coordinators.


The City licences paper-based raffles with prizes up to $50,000 to eligible non-profit charitable organizations.

Break Open Tickets

Licences for legions, hospitals and variety stores that want to sell Break Open Tickets.

Lottery Events at a Bazaar

Licences to hold any combination of lottery events at bazaars: Raffles with prizes up to $50,000, Bingo with prizes up to $5,500, maximum of three Wheel of Fortune with a maximum $2 bet or Penny Auction Raffles.

Municipal Approval

Permission is required for organizations applying to sell tickets in Toronto for a raffle licensed in another municipality or for a provincial lottery licensed by the AGCO.