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
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.
- Advice on non-commercial and private gaming and betting (pdf, 92 KB)
- Advice on organising a race night, casino night or poker night (pdf, 1.1 MB)
- Organising bingo for a good cause (pdf, 346 KB)
- Organising small lotteries (pdf, 59 KB)
- Running a lottery including raffles, tombolas, sweepstakes and more (pdf, 497 KB)