Class D Licence - $5,000 or less in gross revenue
Class D gaming event licences allow eligible groups or organizations to fundraise by holding a gaming event or
series of gaming events that will generate up to $5,000 in gross revenue. Gaming events include raffles and
bingos. This page includes information
about these licences, including: eligibility, how to apply, application resources (forms, tips, FAQs, etc.) and more.
Links to information on this page:
||Your group or organization must include at least three members who take responsibility
for the gaming event. Funds raised must be used to benefit a community and/or
third party within British Columbia, or an eligible general purpose of your group or
organization that provides direct benefit to a third party or the broader community. Details
provided in Section 1.2 of Class D Licence - Guidelines and Conditions [PDF].
Individual sports teams are eligible for a Class D licence.
|Expected Gross Revenue
||$5,000 or less (for a single event or a series of events)
|Eligible Gaming Events
||Submit online only
||Up to three (3) business days
Notes: Application processing cannot start until all of the supporting documents have been
received by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch
in Victoria. Applications are processed during regular business hours only (Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm). Applications
received outside these hours will be reviewed during business days only. Applications are processed in the order they arrived.
Please submit your gaming event licence application at least three (3) business days before the start of your event(s).
How to apply
Confirm eligibility and review important documents
|Check that your group or organization is eligible to apply for a Class D gaming event licence by reviewing the "Eligibility"
information in the "Overview" section at the top of this page.
After you have confirmed your group or organization's eligibility, please familiarize yourself with the following important licensing documents:
Standard procedures for your gaming event must be reviewed as well:
Prepare for your application
|Completing an application may take some time. We suggest planning for 30 to 60 minutes. With the online
application system you cannot save your work and return to it later. To get through your application as
efficiently as possible, please prepare before you start your online application by reviewing the following pre-application information.
The document below is intended to help you gather the correct information before you start your online application.
Frequently asked questions:
The document below includes commonly asked questions about using the Gaming Online Service website.
Start and submit your application
Go to the Online Service page
to start your online application (look for the "Apply Online" link).
Submit supporting documents
|Make sure you submit supporting documents for your application. Application processing cannot start until
all of the supporting documents have been received by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch in Victoria.
If you chose the 'mail' option
for any of the questions, submit only those documents and include your online application ID number and your organization name. You can submit by email to
or you can send by regular mail (see 'licensed charitable gaming' addresses on the Contact Us page).
Wait for your application decision
|Typically, the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch advises applicants within three (3) business days of receipt of
the application whether a licence will be issued. Please see additional processing time notes at the top of this page in the
Please make sure your email is set to allow messages sent from the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch about your application (see our Email Tips page).
To check the status of an application, please see the Application Status Reports page or contact the branch by phone (see the Contact Us page.)
Applications that are denied may be eligible for reconsideration [PDF].