- The organization’s objective and purposes are exclusively
- Organizations may not generate a profit. If an organization
charges fees for programs or services, fees must be charged on a
- The organization must be able to prove that it has actively
delivered charitable programs for the previous six months.
- The structure of the organization must include:
- Broad-based volunteer membership
- Volunteer directors or officers
- Executive members democratically chosen from its volunteer
- Programs that benefit a large segment of the community –
not members’ self-interests
- If the organization should dissolve, net proceeds remaining
must be disbursed to other eligible charitable organizations.
Sports organizations at the community or regional level that
promote a charitable objective through the delivery of a
structured, developmental and competitive amateur athletic program
or outdoor sports program for youth or the disabled, either on an
individual or team basis, may be eligible for gaming licensing.
- A structured, developmental and competitive amateur sports
program is a program that contains the following
- The program is delivered by a group which operates with
the approval and support of a governing body;
- There is a published set of rules and regulations
established by the sport’s governing body;
- There is an official schedule that shows the dates of
sanctioned games or events for a specific season or year;
- The program utilizes accredited coaches recognized by the
sport’s governing body;
- The games or competitions are refereed or judged by
officials approved by the sport’s governing body;
- There are different age classifications or classifications
of skill level for the players or competitors;
- The players or competitors have the opportunity to be
promoted to a higher classifications category according to
their age or skill level; and
- The players or competitors are not paid, directly or
indirectly, for their participation.
Organizations that provide youth development programs and
services in the community, such as the teaching of leadership,
citizenship and community development skills, may be eligible for
- The programs or services offered by the organization must be
reasonably available to all youth in the community who qualify
and wish to participate.
- Sponsoring committees or support groups may be licensed on
behalf of youth organizations involving minors, as long as the
sponsoring group is adequately constituted and has the written
approval of the governing body of the youth organization.
- The organization must have at least two members 18 years or
older who are prepared to sign the application and financial
report documents and to assume responsibility for the proper
conduct of the gaming event.
- In the absence of at least two such members, the
organization will not be eligible for licensing.