Lottery Licences

Due to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Registrar is providing as much flexibility as possible in the application of the Terms and Conditions attached to current lottery licences. 

  1. For licences where the event has not yet started, licensees may choose to not begin sales until the pandemic concerns have passed.
  2. For current raffle licensees that have started ticket sales, each situation will need to be considered on its own merits. You will need to consider whether it is appropriate under the circumstances to extend the sale of tickets, even though it would have the effect of reducing the odds of winning for anyone who has already purchased a ticket. You will also need to consider whether it is appropriate under these exceptional circumstances to postpone the raffle draw date altogether. Both options are available to you.
  3. For Break Open Ticket licensees who have started ticket sales, you may consider extending the term of ticket sales.

The Clerk's Department is responsible for the issuance of various licences under the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario within the Township of Cavan Monaghan. Only charitable or religious organizations are eligible to obtain a licence for charitable gaming events.


A Bazaar is an event where any combination of the following lotteries may be conducted:

  1. a raffle not exceeding $50,000 in prizes;
  2. a bingo not exceeding $5,500 in prizes; and
  3. a maximum of three wheels of fortune with a maximum $2.00 bet

Bazaar Licence Application

Bazaar Lottery Report

AGCO's Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions

Break Open Tickets (Nevada Tickets)

A break open ticket is a device made of cardboard and which has perforated cover window tabs behind which are symbols reveled by tearing open the cover tab. The winning combination of symbols is specified on the back of the ticket.

Break Open Tickets Licence Application

Break Open Tickets Report

AGCO's Break Open Tickets Licence Terms and Conditions


Bingo events are lottery schemes where players purchase bingo paper and win prizes by being the first to complete specified arrangements or patterns of numbers on the bingo paper from numbers selected at random.

Regular bingo events have prize boards of $5,500 and under, and Special (Monster) bingo events have prize boards over $5,500.

Bingo Licence Application

Bingo Report

AGCO's Bingo Terms and Conditions


A raffles lottery is a scheme whereby tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize at a draw and includes 50/50 draws, elimination draws, and calendar draws.

Raffle Licence Application

Raffle Report

AGCO's Raffle Terms and Conditions