Charitable Gaming in Wisconsin

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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 Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Wisconsin Division of Gaming - Office of Charitable Gaming
Organization Age Requirement:

3 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Minors accompanied by a parent or legal guardian are allowed to play bingo.

Prize Limits:

The maximum bingo prize is $2,500 for a single event and $500 for a single game.

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Initial Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Division of Gaming - Office of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Bingo License Application

Agency Fee:

$10 fee for each bingo occasion + $5 fee for the designated member.

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Registration Renewal

Agency:Wisconsin Division of Gaming - Office of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Bingo License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$10 fee for each bingo occasion + $5 fee for the designated member.

Due:

Annually by the end of the 12 month licensing period. Licensing periods begin on the first of the month during which the first bingo event is held.

Notes:

Bingo reports must be filed every 6 months along with the occupational tax payment.

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Wisconsin Raffle License

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:Wisconsin Division of Gaming - Office of Charitable Gaming
Organization Age Requirement:

3 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

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Initial Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Division of Gaming - Office of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Original Raffle License Application

Agency Fee:

$25

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Registration Renewal

Agency:Wisconsin Division of Gaming - Office of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Annual Raffle Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the 12 month licensing period. Licensing periods begin on the first of the month during which the first raffle event is held.

Fact Checked:1/10/18
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