Charitable Gaming in Virginia

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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 Virginia.

Virginia Charitable Gaming Licenses

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and pull-tabs.

Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Organization Age Requirement:

3 years of continuous existence in Virginia.

Age Restrictions:

Instant bingo, pull tab, and seal card game participants must be at least 18 years old.

Prize Limits:

The maximum bingo prize for a single game is $100, and bingo jackpots may not exceed $1,000. Raffle prizes must be valued at $100,000 or less.

Law:

VA Stat. § 18.2-340.15 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Form:

Bingo/Raffle Application

Agency fee:

$200

Notes:

Organizations expecting to receive less than $40,000 in bingo or raffle gross receipts may not need a permit.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Form:

Bingo/Raffle Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

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