Department of Community Services

Licensing Charitable Gaming

3 Day Event Casinos


Casinos have an ancient history with the first recorded gambling account in China dating back to 2300 B.C.

In Yukon, only charitable or religious not-for-profit organizations are permitted to run three-day casinos during events.  To do so, they must be approved by the Registrar of Lotteries as a charitable organization before they apply for a casino licence.


Here’s what you need to know if you are planning to organize a casino event:

Frequently asked questions about casinos >>
What kind of casino licence is permitted in Yukon, what kind of organization qualifies for a casino licence, can a non-profit organization get a licence, etc.