Gambling and Raffles (14.1.0.L2)
Updated: November 2016
Words you may need to know
Gambling - making or laying a bet, gaming
Raffles (or lottery) - an event in which numbered tickets are sold, some of which are drawn at random to win prizes. The prizes in a raffle can be objects or money. Raffles are usually held in order to raise money for some cause or organisation.
Licensing - to give official permission for somebody to do something or for an activity to take place
Registration - a list or register of a group of people
Regulator – person or organisation responsible for monitoring and controlling something
Gambling and Raffles
Fund raising using gambling may need approval from the Jersey Gambling Commission (JGC), which is the regulator for gambling activity in the Island.
How to contact the JGC
If you need approval for gambling, or would like any information about the law that applies to gambling, please contact the JGC. Their website contains information such as application forms, public consultations and news releases relating to all forms of remote gambling, land-based commercial gambling. licensing and social and charitable gambling in Jersey.
For more information on Gambling and Raffles contact the JGC:
Jersey Gambling Commission
4th Floor Osprey House
St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3RG
Tel: +44 (0)1534 828 540
Collecting in Public
If you want to take a collection in public places it needs the permission of the Bailiff under Customary Law powers. A person who collects in public without the Bailiff’s permission is breaking the Law.
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