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Charitable Gaming

How to Apply for a License

New License

Fee: The annual application fee for an organization applying for a Charitable Gaming License for the first time is $100.00. A check must accompany your application packet. Please make check payable to the Idaho State Lottery. This fee is non-refundable.

Print and complete all of the forms listed below (click on the form name to open the document).

How to get started
  1. Charitable Gaming Initial Qualification Application (PDF)
  2. Idaho State Police Background Check. You will need three(3) copies as this form must be completed by the President, Treasurer (CFO) and the individual directly responsible for overseeing the fundraising event(s).
  3. Charity and/or Non-Profit to Receive Funds. We need to know how the money raised from bingo and/or raffles will be used. If your organization donates money to individuals, list the names of the individual(s); if your organization donates money to other organizations, list those organizations; if the money will stay with your organization, list your organization.

In addition to the three forms listed above, organizations applying for a license for the first time must submit all the documents listed in 7a. (Tax-exempt organizations) or 7b. (Non-profit organizations) of the application. Failure to include these documents will result in an incomplete application and will delay processing.

Renewing your License

Fee: The annual application fee is based on your organization’s gross revenues from bingo and/or raffle operations during the previous year as follows:

Gross Revenue Amount Fee Amount
Less than $25,000 $100
$25,000 to $75,000 $200
Over $75,000 $300

To apply or renew your license, please print and complete the relevant forms on THIS PAGE.

If you have questions about this content, email avitek@lottery.idaho.gov
Angela Vitek, Charitable Gaming Coordinator
Idaho Lottery Enforcement Division - (208) 334-2277