Department of Community Services

Licensing Charitable Gaming

Gaming Licences

Do you need a gaming licence?

Typically, when chances to win a prize are being bought – whether by donation or a set price – gaming is taking place and a licence is required. You need to determine whether your event includes:

  • Prize
  • Chance
  • Consideration

Eligibility for gaming licensing

There are other factors to take into consideration:


This information is only a general summary of the Yukon Lottery Licensing Act. To interpret or apply the legislation, the Lottery Licensing Act itself should be consulted.