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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • The organization’s objective and purposes are exclusively charitable.
  • Organizations may not generate a profit. If an organization charges fees for programs or services, fees must be charged on a cost-recovery basis.
  • 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 base
    • 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

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.

  Eligibility:

  • A structured, developmental and competitive amateur sports program is a program that contains the following characteristics:
    • 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.

Youth Organizations

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 licensing.

  Eligibility:

  • 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.