Regular and Special Bingo Licence Terms and Conditions


bingo means a lottery scheme where consideration is given for a chance to win a cash prize or prizes by being the first to complete a specified arrangement of numbers on bingo paper from numbers selected at random.

bingo hall means a type of gaming site where a charitable organization conducts and manages a lottery scheme under the authority of a licence issued by a municipality or by the Registrar.

bingo paper means a device of pre-printed numbers on disposable paper, cards or books or reusable hardboard or plastic cards.

Board of Directors means the individuals elected or appointed to manage the affairs of the licensee.

bona fide member means a member in good standing of the licensee who has other activities, beyond conducting lotteries, within the organization. “Members of convenience” whose only activity is to assist at bingo events are not considered bona fide members.

books and records means documents outlining financial details of lottery events and includes, but is not limited to, ledgers, sub ledgers, cheque books, cheque stubs, deposit books, deposit slips, bank statements, cancelled cheques, receipts, invoices and control sheets.

game schedule means a complete listing of all bingo games to be played during each bingo event, including the arrangement of numbers required to win each game, the prizes to be awarded for each game, the prices of the bingo paper being sold, the maximum prizes to be awarded for the bingo event, and the name and address of the premises where the bingo event is to be held. Game schedules may have any combination of fixed prize payouts and variable prize board type games. Variable prize board type games must indicate a maximum prize payout for each game.

gaming site means premises or an electronic channel maintained for the purpose of playing or operating a lottery scheme.

Hall Charities Association (HCA) means an association formed by all the licensees conducting bingo and other lotteries within a bingo hall.

hall rental means payment made by the licensee to an Operator of a bingo hall registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 from event proceeds, calculated per these terms and conditions. For the hall rental received, the Operator provides goods and services to the licensee for the conduct of the event which includes, but is not limited to, bingo paper, security, storage, gaming equipment, office equipment, materials, space, utilities and employee services.

licensee means an organization which has been issued a licence to conduct a lottery under Section 207 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

licensing authority means a person or authority specified by Lieutenant Governor in Council as a licensing authority for purposes of section 207 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Operator means a person who operates a gaming site.

personal bingo verifier (PBV) means a hand-held device that may be used by individual players to keep track of and verify numbers called by the bingo caller in the normal way. The bingo game must be played at all times through bingo paper with numbers dabbed by players in the conventional manner. Under no circumstances shall the device replace the use of bingo paper and dabbers.

Registrar means the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming.

Regular Bingo licence means a licence permitting the conduct of bingo where the total prizes for any one (1) event does not exceed $5,500.

Special (Monster) Bingo licence means a licence permitting the conduct of bingo where the total prizes to be awarded for any one (1) event is greater than $5,500.

Any bingo licence issued is subject to the following terms and conditions and to the Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions (4240) and may be subject to audit and investigation by a licensing authority. A breach of any term and condition can result in the cancellation or suspension of the licence or in prosecution.

It is a condition of each licence that: