The AGCO licenses eligible charitable and religious organizations to sell raffle tickets, select winners or distribute prizes electronically using computers. Refer to the following video and checklist to ensure your raffle is a success.

Before your raffle

Make sure you:

  1. Read, and meet your obligations as outlined in the following documents:

Note: All electronic raffle sales portals, including subsequent modifications, must meet applicable technical standards and be approved by the AGCO

  1. Have your policies and procedures in place, outlining how you will:
  • conduct and manage your raffle
  • ensure compliance with the Electronic Raffle Operational Terms and Conditions
  • address technical issues
  • safeguard personnel, equipment and raffle assets
  • ensure only valid tickets are in the raffle
  • mitigate any identified risks
  1. Include responsible gaming messaging on the raffle ticket 
  2. Ensure electronic raffle personnel are trained on their roles and responsibilities 
  3. Use an AGCO-approved technology solution
  4. Ensure the ads promoting your event meet all AGCO requirements.

During your raffle

Make sure:

  1. Your AGCO-approved Rules of Play are available for all ticket purchasers
  2. Your electronic raffle licence is available to the public
  3. Two (2) bona fide members oversee your raffle
  4. You remove voided tickets from the draw
  5. You advertise the actual raffle prize amount to be won for your draw (i.e. in the case of a 50/50 raffle, not the total sale amount)
  6. You follow responsible gaming guidelines.
  7. You are not selling to minors under 18 years of age
  8. You know how to identify ineligible buyers
  9. You do not permit sales to those who are intoxicated
  10. Take note of any raffle issues and be prepared to notify the AGCO
  11. You are prepared for an AGCO Inspector, who may require access to verify your raffle, to review your licence requirements

After your raffle

Make sure you:

  1. Announce the correct prize amount and the winning ticket number at the first available opportunity
  2. Ensure all raffle outcomes are clearly displayed to raffle ticket purchasers
  3. Secure any unclaimed prizes for 6 months in safekeeping; any unclaimed prize after 6 months must be seeded into the subsequent raffle prize
  4. Use the AGCO Notification Matrix to identify, note and report to the AGCO any issues that occur
  5. Submit to the AGCO within the required timelines, your:

For more information on holding a successful raffle, visit the Electronic Raffles page. You can also submit your questions online at iAGCO.