Gambling for good causes

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Those involved in fundraising for good causes often organise events involving types of gambling as a means to raise money. Typical fundraising activities that involve gambling include:

  •  Lotteries (such as raffles and tombolas).
  •  Race nights.
  •  Casino nights.
  •  Bingo.

Gambling laws allows most such gambling activities to be provided on a non-commercial basis, without the need for permission from the local authority or the Gambling Commission, provided that relevant rules are followed.

The Gambling Commission have produced several simple advice leaflets on gambling for good causes which can be downloaded below.