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Social & Charitable

Since the adoption of the revised Gambling (Jersey) Law 2012 The Commission approaches Charitable & Social Gambling with a much lighter touch, and as such we recommend taking the time to review these changes which are detailed under this section of the website.


It should be noted that the Commission can only approve Social & Charitable Gambling activities that are conducted by Charitable organisations, clubs, groups or societies that are based, and run from Jersey.


  • If your prize fund is under £1500 (for any one event) and you have 3 or less events in the year, this falls into the Exempt category and does not require a registration or a permit. The gambling must still be run properly and in accordance with the law and the Commission's published Policy. Please refer to our Advice: Conducting Social Lotteries.
  • Registration is required if your prize fund exceeds £1500 (for any one event) and you have more than 3 events in the calendar year.
  • Permit is required if your prize fund exceeds £12,000 per event or £30,000 in the year.


Note: Prize fund refers to the total value of all prizes offered. An appropriate value must be attributed to any prizes that are donated. There is no requirement to offer a fixed percentage of ticket sales as part of the prize fund, this only applied under the old law.


Please choose from the options on the left to access the relevant forms and to review our various Policies and Advice Notes.