Apply for a 3-day casino licence

  1. Before you apply
  2. Establish your house rules
  3. Complete the application package and gather all supporting documents
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your application package, supporting documents and fees
  1. Before you apply

    You must hold a casino licence if you hold a casino event. The licence authorizes you to run these casino games for up to 3 consecutive days:

    • blackjack;
    • roulette; and
    • wheels of fortune.

    Confirm your organization’s eligibility

    Review terms and conditions

    Before you apply, you should learn the terms and conditions for holding a 3-day casino.

    Get your board of directors’ approval

    Your board of directors must pre-approve your application for a 3-day casino licence.

    1. Have the board pass a motion approving your application.
    2. Record this motion in your organization’s minutes.
    3. Provide a copy of the minutes with your application.

     

  2. Establish your house rules

    You're responsible for establishing house rules that describe all aspects of how each casino game will be played.

    If you plan to play blackjack, your house rules must describe:

    • how the game will be played;
    • betting limits; and
    • pay-off odds.

    Blackjack must be played with the cards face-up.

    Include a copy of your proposed house rules with your application. We will include these with any necessary modifications in the terms and conditions of your licence. You must display the approved house rules at the casino venue. You must also give a copy to anyone who wishes to see them.

  3. Complete the application package and gather all supporting documents

    Download the application form and complete it.

    You can also request the form:

    • In person: 307 Black Street, 1st floor in Whitehorse. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • By email: charitablegaming@gov.yk.ca
    • By phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.

    You must submit your application at least 10 working days before you start to advertise your event.

    Gather all supporting documents

    Copy of motion approving your application

    • Your board of directors must pass a motion approving your application.
    • Provide a copy of the meeting minutes with your application.

    Copy of your house rules

    • Include a copy of your proposed house rules with your application.
  4. Pay your fees

    You will need to submit your licence fee with your application.

    The fee for a casino licence is $5 for each gaming table for each day the casino is licensed to run.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit.

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card info on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick up the licence.

     

  5. Submit your application package, supporting documents and fees

    Timing

    You must submit your application at least 10 working days before you start to advertise your event.

    What to include

    Your application package must include:

    • the completed application form;
    • all supporting documents;
    • your payment information form;
    • your fees, if paying by cheque.

    Submit your application package:

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: charitablegaming@gov.yk.ca
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

     


Contact 

For questions about applying for a 3-day casino licence, email charitablegaming@gov.yk or phone 867-667-5111, toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.