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Charitable Gaming

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Charitable Gaming

Raising Funds Through Charitable Gaming

The Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery is responsible for the licensing and regulation of non-profit organizations operating bingo games, raffles, and selling charity game tickets. In fiscal year 2022, non-profits licensed by the Charitable Gaming Division raised over $57 million to support and strengthen local Michigan Communities.

Qualification Requirements


One Time Event Gaming Licenses

Qualified organizations can apply for a license to hold a raffle, special bingo, or special charity game ticket license. This license allows the organization to conduct the event or drawing during the time and location listed on the license.  

Raffles drawings are the most popular type of fundraising event, often with a variation in the drawing. There is no limit on the number of raffle licenses that can be issued in a year.  A special bingo license is used at one time or weekend events like festivals, fairs, and car bingo.  Charity game tickets can be sold under a bingo, raffle license or special charity game ticket license.

Sell Raffle Tickets

Sell Charity Game Tickets

Hold a Special Bingo Event

Annual Gaming Licenses

An annual bingo license allows the organization to play once a week at the same location.  Most weekly bingo games are held in clubs or bingo halls.  Charity game tickets can be sold at bingo for no additional license fee.  Bingo players love playing charity game tickets.  They can add more fun and profit to your bingo event! 

Veteran and fraternal clubs can apply for an annual license to sell charity game tickets. This allows the sale of charity game tickets throughout the year at their club location.  

Sell charity game tickets at your veteran or fraternal club

Hold a Weekly Bingo

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Online and in person workshops are offered throughout the year. Join us to learn more about raffles, bingo, and selling charity game tickets. Sign up for emails at the bottom of this page to be the first to know about scheduled workshops and other information.

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