This chapter contains the policies and procedures for licensing charitable gaming events, including bingo and break open ticket events, in pooling bingo halls. The Registrar’s licensing framework for charitable gaming events in pooling bingo halls is also known as the Bingo Revenue Model (BRM).

The BRM is governed by:

  1. the  Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions
  2. the Charitable Gaming Events Conducted and Managed in Pooling Bingo Halls Terms and Conditions
  3. Financial Management and Administration of Pooling Bingo Halls Terms and Conditions
  4. the Standards and Directives issued by the Registrar
  5. any additional terms and conditions that may be imposed by a licensing authority.

The Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions (a) are the core terms and conditions common to all lotteries with the focus on honesty, integrity and accountability.

The Charitable Gaming Events Conducted and Managed in Pooling Bingo Halls Terms and Conditions (b) are the terms and conditions specific to pooling bingo halls with the focus on the conduct and management and rules of play.

The Financial Management and Administration of Pooling Bingo Halls Terms and Conditions (4242) are the terms and conditions specific to pooling bingo halls with the focus on financial management and administration.

Standards and Directives (d) are issued by the Registrar as required.

10.1.1. AUTHORITY TO LICENSE

Both the municipal licensing authority and the Registrar are involved in issuing either charitable gaming event licences or authorizations, consistent with the Order-In-Council. (See also 1.2.1(C) Order-in- Council 1413/08)

10.1.1 (A) Municipal licensing authority

  • Municipal licensing authority assesses eligibility, use of proceeds and issues authorizations.
  • Municipal licensing authority has the ability to inspect premises, attach additional terms and conditions (provided they do not conflict with the Registrar’s terms and conditions) as well as suspend and revoke authorizations they issue.
  • Municipal licensing authority may collect a fee for issuing an authorization up to a maximum, prescribed by the Registrar, per event.

10.1.1 (B) Provincial licensing authority

  • The Registrar reviews game structure and issues a licence to member organizations of the Hall Charities Association in conjunction with the municipal licences.
  • The licensing fee is collected as a percentage of wagering prescribed by the Registrar.

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