The AGCO is in the process of developing a regulatory framework for Ontario that will allow eligible charitable or religious organizations to be licensed to conduct and manage electronic raffles, including electronic 50/50 draws. This process marks a significant step forward to modernize the approach to charitable gaming in Ontario, and as such will require the careful examination of a variety of complex issues and the impact of these issues on both the AGCO and charities. Once complete, organizations licensed under this new framework will be able to use computers in the sale of raffle tickets, selection of raffle winners, and distribution of raffle prizes within the parameters of that framework.
Over the next several months, the AGCO will be consulting with stakeholders as part of this initiative. We are currently welcoming written responses to a consultation paper, found here. The consultation period will continue until November 14, 2016.
The AGCO is committed to keeping you informed about this project. Please continue to check this page for regular updates and information related to the ACGO Electronic Raffle Program.
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