To purchase a raffle license in Alberta your organization must first be approved by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. Once you have been approved, you will be required to come into the registry and purchase a license.


-An approved organization can purchase a raffle licence to run a raffle with a ticket value of $20,000 or less, and to raffle off small prizes.

-Only religious groups, charities (including community organizations, arts and cultural groups, and amateur sports organizations) can apply for a raffle license.

-Profits from the raffle must be used for religious or charitable activities.

-The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission licensed gaming events such as raffles. Conducting a gaming event without a license is a serious criminal offence.

-A raffle ticket is not a bingo, casino, or pull-ticket license. These types of licenses must be applied for directly from the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission.

-Valid driver’s license

-Your group’s full name and address

-Details about how the profits will be used

-Ticket price, color, and number of tickets printed

-Description and retail value of prizes (must be a minimum 20% of the total ticket value), as well as the prizes price to the organization (were they donated, offered at a reduced price, or paid in full by the organization).

-Raffle costs (i.e. advertising and printing expenses).

-Date and location of the draw.

**Please note: Children under 18 cannot participate in a raffle or prize draw.

Disclaimer: While we have done our best to describe what you need for a service, every situation is unique and variable circumstances may change the requirements for a service. If you have any questions or concerns regarding proper documents, please don’t hesitate to call so we can ensure you have everything you need the first time.