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Charitable Gaming Division is within the Michigan Lottery

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST

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Standard Mail:
Charitable Gaming Division
PO Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909

Overnight Mail:
Charitable Gaming Division
101 E Hillsdale
Lansing, MI 48933
Important: For Overnight mail, please use Airborne/DHL, FedEx, or UPS

Email General Questions to:

Email Financial Statements & Additional Information to:

Main Phone:  517-335-5780

Send Fax:  517-267-2285

Freedom of Information:  FOIA LINK


Mission Statement

Provide ongoing service to the general public with the highest level of professionalism to promote customer satisfaction.

Examine the integrity of all charitable gaming activities to ensure proceeds are accounted for and used for the lawful purposes of licensed non-profit organizations.

Strive to encourage charity participation in licensed gaming events and seek new ways to maximize proceeds for the organizations’ charitable causes.

Look to continuously improve training, communications, regulatory responsibilities, and gaming initiatives through innovation, technology, and resources.

Act and Rules

Charitable Gaming in Michigan is authorized under Act 382 of the Public Acts of 1972 (the Bingo Act).

Act 382 of PA of 1972

Administrative Rules provide the means for administering the gaming allowed under the Bingo Act.

Charity Game Ticket


A supplier is licensed with the bureau to rent, sell, or lease equipment or to sell charity game tickets to licensed organizations. Supplier licenses are regulated under Act 382 of 1972 and the Supplier administrative rules. (Both are listed under Act and Rules.)

The Supplier Application below includes instructions. Complete application and mail it to the bureau with a $300 annual license fee and all required documentation. Applicants are given a criminal background check. The supplier license expires on September 30 of each year.

Should the applicant wish to sell charity game tickets, they must first contact the ticket specialist as indicated on the application instructions. Additionally, a performance bond must be posted at an amount determined by the bureau that is not less than $50,000 and not greater than $1,000,000.

A supplier or person residing in the same household as the supplier shall not be involved directly or indirectly with the rental or leasing of a facility used for an event.

Supplier Application