Charitable Gaming in Michigan

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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 Michigan.

Michigan Charity Game Ticket License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division

Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$200

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Michigan Large Bingo License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division

Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Michigan Organization Qualification

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Notes:

Licensing is a two step process in Michigan. Organizations must first apply to qualify as an organization, then qualifying organizations can apply for gaming licenses.

Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Renewal Not Required

Not required



There is no specific requirement to update an organization's qualification, however, charities may be required to submit periodic updates to the information on file with the state.

More information: Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division

Michigan Raffle License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Notes:

Charities holding a raffle event at more than one location will need a separate raffle license for each location.

Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

Varies by number of drawings and prizes offered: 1) If the total value of prizes awarded in a day is $500 or less, fee is $15 for up to 3 events + $5 for each additional event. 2) If the total value of prizes awarded in a day is more than $500, fee is $50 for each drawing event.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Raffle licenses are issued for specific events dates and do not need to be renewed.

More information: Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division

Michigan Special Bingo License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division

Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Special bingo licenses cannot be renewed, but an organization can hold up to 4 special license per calendar year.

More information: Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
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