The Pennsylvania Local Option Small Games of Chance Act
Organizations interested in applying for a Local Option Small Games of Chance License should first become familiar with the Pennsylvania Local Option Small Games of Chance Act.
If properly licensed, the playing of small games of chance by certain nonprofit organizations is allowable for the purpose of raising funds for the promotion of a charitable or civic purpose.
Small Games of Chance licenses are issued through your County Treasurer’s Office. Each eligible organization must complete and submit an Eligible Organization Games of Chance Application to the county in which the organization is based. Since a Small Games of Chance license must be issued by the county in which your organization is based, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate county for their Small Games of Chance License Application process.
The fee for an annual license, valid for one year from the date of issuance, is $125.00. The fee for a monthly license, valid for 30 consecutive days, is $25.00.
Non-profit organizations based in Cumberland County may request additional information on Small Games of Chance licenses may contact the Treasurer’s Office at 717-240-6380 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.