Charitable Gaming in Delaware

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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 Delaware.

Delaware Bingo Permit

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, texas hold'em, and other games where chance is the dominant factor.

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Organization Age Requirement:

2 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Prize Limits:

The maximum prize for a single game of bingo cannot exceed $350. The aggregate value of the prizes awarded during a session of bingo cannot exceed $3,000.

Notes:

Slot machines, roulette, craps, and baccarat games are prohibited.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Bingo Permit

Agency fee:

$15 per event date.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Bingo Permit

Agency fee:

$15 per event date.

Due:

Every 3 months.

Notes:

Permits can be used to register up to 3 months of bingo events at a time.

Delaware Charitable Gaming Permit

Game Type:

Various games of chance

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Charitable Gaming Permit

Agency fee:

$15 per event date.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Charitable Gaming Permit

Agency fee:

$15 per event date.

Due:

Every 3 months.

Notes:

Permits can be used to register up to 3 months of charitable gaming events at a time.

Delaware Instant and Sealed Games Permit

Game Type:

Pull-tabs

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Instant and Sealed Games Permit

Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Filing method:

Online only.

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Delaware Raffle Permit

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Notes:

Bingo events can be held once per week.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Raffle Permit

Agency fee:

$15 for single drawing raffles, $15 per month for daily drawing raffles, and $15 per event date for periodic drawing raffles.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Raffle Permit

Agency fee:

$15 for single drawing raffles, $15 per month for daily drawing raffles, and $15 per event date for periodic drawing raffles.

Due:

Depends on permit type: Single drawing permits expire after the conclusion of the event, daily and periodic drawing permits expire on the date of the last daily drawing (not to exceed 6 months).

Delaware Texas Hold 'em Tournament Permit

Game Type:

Texas Hold'em

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Prize Limits:

The maximum individual prize must be $5,000 or less and the aggregate tournament prize value cannot exceed $13,000.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Texas Hold'Em Tournament

Agency fee:

$15 for an individual game and $250 for a tournament.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Filing method:

Online only.

Agency fee:

$15 for an individual game and $250 for a tournament.

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

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