Charitable Gaming in Massachusetts

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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 Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Bingo License (Single Event)

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Forms are issued by the commission upon request. Charities can only hold one single event bingo license per year.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Single day licenses are only good for a single bingo session and cannot be renewed.

More information: Massachusetts State Lottery Commission

Massachusetts Bingo License (Weekly)

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Forms are issued by the commission upon request. Weekly licenses allow charities to hold a bingo event once a week for a year.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Registration Renewal

Agency:Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Massachusetts Raffle and Casino Night Licenses

Not required



Charitable Gaming licensure is not required on the State level in Massachusetts.

Raffle and casino night permits are issued at the municipal level.

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