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Volunteer fire companies, veterans organizations, religious or charitable organizations, and fraternal societies that have been in existence a minimum of two years may apply for a charitable gaming permit, provided:
You must receive your Charitable Gaming Event permit before advertising or holding the event.
State of Delaware law defines charitable gaming as “any game or scheme in which chance is the dominant factor in the game and a consideration is paid to play and a prize may be won”. Acceptable games include draw poker, stud poker, blackjack and other similar card games, big six wheels and similar devices, dice games (other than craps), and horse racing games. Slot machines, roulette, craps and baccarat games are prohibited.
Do not apply for this Charitable Gaming Permit if you are applying for a Bingo, Instant or Sealed Games, Raffle or Texas Hold’Em tournament permit.
Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.
In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.
In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).
In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:
The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any application for the conduct of a function on specially leased or donated premises.
In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the previous section, in DELPROS, you must also submit:
The Board will only review applications that meet all of the following requirements:
If your proposed event date passes before the Board reviews and approves your application, you are not permitted to hold your event. If all event dates listed on your application pass before the Board reviews and approves them, you are not permitted to hold any of the events and you will forfeit the non-refundable processing fee.
You are not permitted to submit alternate event dates if all proposed dates pass before the Board reviews and approves it. You must submit a new application and processing fee for the alternate dates.