Charitable Gaming in California

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Charitable gaming refers to bingos, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance being conducted for charitable purposes. This guide contains information about charitable gaming in California.

California Bingo License

Not required



Bingo licenses are issued at the county and city level in California.

California Raffle Registration

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:California Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:California Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Agency:California Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$20

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

California Registration Certificate

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:California Office of the Attorney General - Bureau of Gambling Control
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Registration allows charities to host one game night over the course of a year.

Initial Registration

Agency:California Office of the Attorney General - Bureau of Gambling Control
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Agency:California Office of the Attorney General - Bureau of Gambling Control
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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