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Charitable Gaming Regulations in British Columbia

British Columbia has its own regulations for charitable gaming. At Simplyk, we strive to make your work simpler. We’ve broken down some of the regulations of online gaming in your province, so that you can easily set up a successful draw for your organization. Keep in mind that if you are looking to raise money through a prize draw, raffle, 50/50 or other game, you will need to follow the regulations imposed by the Government of British Columbia and obtain a license.

Online sales and distribution for charitable gaming

In British Columbia, you can use online payment methods, such as Simplyk’s ticketing for your raffles. The types of gaming allowed online include: prize raffles, bingo and 50/50 draws. The conditions for online sale are:

  • can only be used as a method for accepting and buying tickets
  • the buyer’s address must be confirmed to be in British Columbia
  • the ticket must then be generated manually by the organization and sent to the buyer by mail or scan.
  • the payment method must be PCI compliant

Online ticket distribution is only permitted if the organization has applied and been approved to use an Electronic Raffle System (ERS). An ERS must be approved by the registered and certified by the Government of British Columbia. Simplyk is not a registered ERS.

Do you want the specifics on the rules for electronic sales? You can find them in section 17.3 of the BC Licensed Charitable Gaming Rules.

Online draw for charitable gaming

The draw of winners cannot be done online or through electronic methods unless the organization is using an Eletronic Raffle System.

Unsure about how the regulations apply to your use of online methods for your gaming? We suggest you include how you plan to sell and distribute your tickets when applying for your gaming license.

*This page is under construction. We are adding new information about regulations for the province as we get updated on them. If you have any insight about online charitable gaming in British Columbia, feel free to write to me at rowan@simplyk.io .

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Charitable Lottery Regulations in Alberta

Alberta has its own regulations for charitable lotteries. At Simplyk, we strive to make your work simpler. We’ve broken down some of the regulations of online gaming in your province, so that you can easily set up a successful raffle for your organization. Keep in mind that if you are looking to raise money through a prize draw, raffle, 50/50 or other game, you will need to follow the regulations imposed by the Alberta Gaming Liquor & Cannabis Agency and obtain a license.

Online sales, distribution and draw for charitable gaming

In Alberta, the online gaming rules are different depending on the total ticket value. The total ticket value is the number of tickets multiplied by the price of each ticket.

For any game with the total ticket value below $100,000, you can use online payment methods, such as Simplyk’s ticketing for your raffles. There are certain conditions that apply:

  • the tickets or ticket numbers cannot be distributed electronically
  • the tickets must be mailed to purchasers
  • a random number generator cannot be used to determine the winner, a manual draw must be done
  • ticket buyers must be 18 years or older and a resident of Alberta with an Alberta mailing address
  • the payment method must be PCI compliant

Do you want more specifics on the rules for online gaming? You can find them in the Alberta Electronic Raffle Handbook.

For any draws with total ticket value over $100,000, an electronic raffle system can be used through a registered gaming supplier.

Unsure about how the regulations apply to your use of online methods for your gaming? We suggest you include how you plan to sell and distribute your tickets when applying for your gaming license.

*This page is under construction. We are adding new information about regulations for the province as we get updated on them. If you have any insight about online charitable gaming in British Columbia, feel free to write to me at rowan@simplyk.io .

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Charitable Lottery Regulations in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has its own regulations for charitable lotteries. At Simplyk, we strive to make your work simpler. We’ve broken down some of the regulations of online gaming in your province, so that you can easily set up a successful raffle for your organization. Keep in mind that if you are looking to raise money through a prize draw, raffle, 50/50 or other game, you will need to follow the regulations imposed by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) and obtain a license.

Online sales, distribution and draw for charitable gaming

To take payment online, distribute tickets electronically or use an electronic number generator to draw winners, your charity must be approved by the SLGA to use an Electronic Raffle System. You may also need to use a gaming operator certified by the SLGA.

Online platforms not certified by the SLGA can be used to:

  • advertise the raffle or draw
  • accept orders for tickets that will then be paid for and delivered offline

If you want to use an external online platform like Simplyk’s ticketing, we suggest you make the request during your application for the license.

Do you want more specifics on the rules for online gaming? You can find them in section 9 of the SLGA Raffle Terms and Conditions.

Unsure about how the regulations apply to your use of online methods? Include how you plan to sell and distribute your tickets when applying for your gaming license so that you ensure you get the proper approval.

*This page is under construction. We add new information about regulations for the province as we get updated it. If you have any insight about online charitable gaming in Saskatchewan, feel free to write to me at rowan@simplyk.io .

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Charitable Lottery Regulations in Manitoba

Manitoba has its own regulations for charitable lotteries. At Simplyk, we strive to make your work simpler. We’ve broken down some of the regulations of online gaming in your province, so that you can easily set up a successful raffle for your organization. Keep in mind that if you are looking to raise money through a raffle, you will need to follow the regulations imposed by the Liquor Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba and obtain a license.

Online sales, distribution and draw for charitable raffles

Your lottery has to be approved to use an electronic raffle system to sell, distribute and draw tickets electronically. To make this request, complete the appendix for electronic raffle systems when applying for your license. If you would like to use Simplyk to process payments and distribute tickets, you’ll need to name Simplyk as the Third Party in the appendix.

Unsure about how the regulations apply to your use of online methods for your raffle? We suggest you include how you plan to sell and distribute your tickets when applying for your gaming license.

*This page is under construction. We add new information about regulations for the province as we get updated it. If you have any insight about online charitable gaming in British Columbia, feel free to write to me at rowan@simplyk.io .

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Charitable Lottery Regulations in New Brunswick

New Brunswick has its own regulations for charitable gaming. At Simplyk, we strive to make your work simpler. We’ve broken down some of the regulations for online gaming in your province, so that you can easily set up a successful raffle or draw for your organization. Keep in mind that if you are looking to raise money through a prize draw, raffle, 50/50 or other game, you will need to follow the regulations imposed by New Brunswick’s Department of Public Safety, Gaming, Liquor and Security Licensing Branch and obtain a license.

Online sales, distribution and draw for charitable gaming

To conduct any of your charity’s lottery online, you will need to get approval from the branch during your application. Tickets must be printed and the physical copy must be distributed to the buyer unless other electronic methods are approved by the licensing branch, as outline in the terms and conditions. There are also licensed gaming suppliers that provide electronic methods for raffles.

Do you want to use Simplyk’s ticketing for your raffle in New Brunswick? We suggest you include this in your license application and get approval by the Gaming Department before doing so.

*This page is under construction. We add new information about regulations for the province as we get updated on it. If you have any insight on online charitable gaming in New Brunswick, feel free to write to me at rowan@simplyk.io .

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Charitable Lottery Regulations in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has its own regulations for charitable lotteries. At Simplyk, we strive to make your work simpler. We’ve broken down some of the regulations of online gaming for you, so that you can easily set up a successful raffle or draw for your organization. Keep in mind that if you are looking to raise money through a prize draw, raffle, 50/50 or other game, you will need to follow the regulations imposed by the Government of Nova Scotia and obtain a license.

Online sales, distribution and draw for charitable lotteries

To conduct any of your organization’s raffle or draw online, you will need to get approval during your application. You can request to use electronic and online services. If you do, you need to explain why you are using these services. There is a section in the application reserved for this. The explanation could be, for example, that you want to conduct ticket sales, distribution or the draw online.

Do you want to use Simplyk for your lottery in Nova Scotia? We suggest you include this in your license application and get approval before doing so.

*This page is under construction. We are adding new information about regulations for the province as we get updated on them. If you have any insight about online charitable gaming in Newfoundland and Labrador, feel free to write to me at rowan@simplyk.io .