Licensing Authority

Prize boards up to $50,000:

  • Municipal licensing authorities may issue licences for Catch the Ace events with a prize board up to $50,000. As part of the application process, ap- plicants will submit a proposed draw schedule and sales plan outlining the maximum sales and prizes per draw to ensure the cumulative prizes do not ex- ceed $50,000 for the licence period. Municipalities may charge up to 3% of prizes for licence fees.

Prize boards over $50,000

  • The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing may issue licences for Catch the Ace events with a¬† prize board over $50,000. As part of the application process, applicants are required to notify, in writing, the municipality where the event is to be conduct- ed and provide a copy of the written notification to the AGCO. Applicants will also submit a proposed draw schedule along with a safety and security¬† plan describing the control measures that will be put in place as the progressive prize amount grows.
  • Control measures should address issues including (but not limited to) how the applicant will address the potential for increased attendance and traffic at the draw venue, and how the money from ticket sales will be secured.