Charitable Gaming in Washington D.C.

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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 Washington D.C..

District of Columbia Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
Notes:

Class A licenses are for games with 500 or more players, Class B licenses are for games with 250 to 500 players, Class C licenses are for games with 250 or fewer players, and Class D licenses are for recreational senior citizen groups.

Initial Registration

Agency:District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
Form:

Regular Bingo License Application

Agency fee:

$500 for a Class A license, $250 for a Class B license, $50 for a Class C license, $0 for Class D license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
Form:

Regular Bingo License Application

Agency fee:

$500 for a Class A license, $250 for a Class B license, $50 for a Class C license, $0 for Class D license.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

District of Columbia Monte Carlo Night Party License

Game Type:

Monte Carlo games

Agency:District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
Notes:

Charities cannot hold more than 2 Monte Carlo events in a calendar year.

Initial Registration

Agency:District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
Form:

Monte Carlo Night Party License Application

Agency fee:

$100 for Monte Carlo Night Party or Monte Carlo and raffle license, $10 for senior citizen group Monte Carlo license, and $500 for a combined Monte Carlo and texas hold'em license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Not required



Monte Carlo Night licenses allow for a single event and cannot be renewed.

More information: District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games

District of Columbia Raffle License

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
Prize Limits:

Class 2 license prizes cannot exceed $100,000, Class 3 license prizes cannot exceed $15,000, Class 4 license prizes cannot exceed $3,000, Class 5 license prizes cannot exceed $500.

Initial Registration

Agency:District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
Form:

Raffle License Application

Agency fee:

$200 for a Class 1 license, $100 for a Class 2 license, $50 for a Class 3 license, $25 for a Class 4 license, $10 for a Class 5 license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
Form:

Raffle License Application

Agency fee:

$200 for a Class 1 license, $100 for a Class 2 license, $50 for a Class 3 license, $25 for a Class 4 license, $10 for a Class 5 license.

Due:

Class 1, 2, and 3 license expire one year from the date of issuance. Class 4 and 5 licenses expire 180 days from the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

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