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Fundraising and Charitable Games

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The DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board is the licensing agent for all Charitable Gaming in the District of Columbia. Any non-profit group conducting games of chance in the District of Columbia must have a license issued by the Board.

Review these sections for rules, regulations and specific guidelines for the conduct of bingo games, raffles, and Monte Carlo night parties.

Make your non-profit organization's next fundraiser more successful!

Non-profit organizations must be creative and innovative in seeking ways to expand their fundraising capabilities. Help your non-profit organization boost contributions; hold an exciting Raffle, Bingo game or Monte Carlo Night Party! Charitable gaming is a fun way to raise money for what is often a challenging and time-consuming responsibility. Our staff is ready to assist you with any technical information or training your organization may need to conduct the games.

The DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board is the licensing agent for all Charitable Gaming in the District of Columbia. Any group conducting games of chance in the District of Columbia must have a license issued by the Board. The Board has developed rules, regulations and specific guidelines for the conduct of bingo games, raffles, and Monte Carlo night parties. The rules, regulations and guidelines are designed to maximize benefits for the public at large. Review the Charitable Games rules and regulations.

Non-profit organizations incorporated in Maryland and Virginia may also apply for a license to conduct RAFFLES in the District of Columbia. All organizations must purchase, rent or lease all equipment and supplies from a licensed supplier.

The Charitable Games division of the DC Lottery has a mission to assure that charitable gaming is at all times fair and honest and that proceeds and prizes are handled according to established rules. The rules, regulations and guidelines are designed to maximize benefits for the public at large.

Once a license is approved, specific rules for the conduct of bingo games, raffles and Monte Carlo Night parties will be provided.

Charitable gaming can provide an exciting touch to your fundraising efforts. Our staff is ready to assist you with any technical information or training your organization may need to conduct the games.

Add fun and excitement to your next fundraiser - Try a Monte Carlo Night Party, Bingo Games or Raffle.