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:

Pull-tabs

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
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Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Annual Charity Game Ticket License

Agency Fee:

$200

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Registration Renewal

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Annual Charity Game Ticket License (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by July 31.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Michigan Large Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Large Bingo License Application

Agency Fee:

$150

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Registration Renewal

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Large Bingo License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by February 28th.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Michigan Organization Qualification

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and pull-tabs.

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.

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Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Qualification Information Application

Agency Fee:

$0

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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:

Raffles

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.

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Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Raffle Application

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.

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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:

Bingo

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Michigan State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Special Bingo License Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:1/10/18

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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