Charitable Gaming in Massachusetts

View Guide Contents
A hand spinning a bunch of raffle balls

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

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.

Registration Renewal

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

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.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Raffle and Casino Night Licenses

Not required



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

Fundraising Compliance

We provide a full range of charitable registration and compliance services. Learn how we can help your organization.

Stay compliant
© 2012 - 2019 Harbor Compliance. All rights reserved. Harbor Compliance does not provide tax, financial, or legal advice. Use of our services does not create an attorney-client relationship. Harbor Compliance is not acting as your attorney and does not review information you provide to us for legal accuracy or sufficiency. Access to our website is subject to our Terms of Use and Service Agreement.