New versions of the following documents were published on April 18, 2019:
- Lottery Licensing Policy Manual (LLPM) (4360)
- Registrar’s Standards for Financial Management and Administration for Bingo Halls where Proceeds are Pooled (4242)—renamed as “Financial Management and Administration of Pooling Bingo Halls Terms and Conditions”
- Registrar’s Standards: Financial Management and Administration where Proceeds Are Not Pooled (4244)—renamed as “Financial Management and Administration of Non-Pooling Bingo Halls Terms and Conditions”
- Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions (3010)
- Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions (6004A)
- Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle Lottery (6004B)
The revised documents incorporate changes previously announced in Info Bulletins 86, 89 and 90. Also, as part of ongoing efforts to relieve administrative burden, the LLPM is now shorter and easier to use thanks to terminology changes for consistency.
Please also note the following changes:
- Municipalities are no longer required to submit quarterly reports to the AGCO
- Licensees no longer need to submit bingo cards with financial reports
- Info Bulletin 61 has been revoked. It is superseded by Info Bulletin 86
- Electronic Raffle Operational Terms and Conditions (6049) replaces Electronic 50/50 Raffle Operational Terms and Conditions.
Substantive changes to the various documents are listed in this table:
|Document / location||
|LLPM front matter||
Introduction added to LLPM
|LLPM, chapter 1||Several sections have been condensed for easier reading|
Electronic funds transfer may be used along with cheques to pay expenses and distribute proceeds from lottery trust accounts
HCAs no longer have to use prescribed forms for authorizations from signing officers and member organizations.
|LLPM 4.1.1.(B), (C); 4.2.1||Bazaar prize board limits raised from $500 to $5,500 for bingo and $50,000 for raffles/penny auction raffles.|
|LLPM, chapter 5||In addition to the changes listed below, sections have been renumbered.|
|LLPM 5.1.1(A)||Only the Registrar can license electronic raffles, regardless of prize amount.|
Licensees may use electronic commerce channels, such as e-transfers and online gift cards, to distribute prizes.
Licensees conducting a 50/50 raffle may now include a reasonable number of fixed-prize draws, such as an early bird or consolation prize.
|LLPM 5.2.1(g)||Blanket raffle prize maximum raised to $50,000 from $5,000 and licensing period extended from six months to one year.|
|LLPM 5.2.1 (L)||New section on Catch the Ace Progressive Raffle|
|LLPM 5.3.1||Catch the Ace raffles can now be conducted and managed electronically. Options include in-person (e.g. handheld devices) or online sales|
A greater variety of raffle types can now be conducted and managed electronically, including 50/50, Catch the Ace and fixed-prize draws.
|A minimum prize board is no longer needed to obtain a licence to conduct and manage an electronic raffle.|
|Licensees may now conduct and manage a wider variety of online raffles, including 50/50 raffles and Catch the Ace raffles, in addition to the fixed-prize raffles that were allowable in phase one.|
|No minimum prize board is required to apply for an electronic Catch the Ace raffle licence.|
|Only the AGCO may issue licences for electronic in-person and online Catch the Ace raffles.|
New sections added to Electronic Raffles section regarding:
|LLPM, 5.17.1 (L)||
Loyalty program points as prizes removed.
|LLPM 9.15.1||HCAs no longer have to use prescribed forms for authorizations from signing officers and member organizations.|
|Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions (3010), Definitions section||Bazaar prize board limits raised from $500 to $5,500 for bingo and $50,000 for raffles/penny auction raffles.|
|Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions (6004A), section 6.3||
Period for retention of unclaimed prizes reduced from one year to six months.
|Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions (6004A), statement of applicability||Electronic raffles are subject to the Electronic Raffle Operational Terms and Conditions (6049), in addition to these terms and conditions and the Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions (4240).|
|Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle Lottery, item 4||
Applicants are no longer required to publish the names and addresses of winners; they still must describe how winners will be published.