Social & Charitable Resources

Social & Charitable Resources

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 £1,500 (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.

  • A Registration is required if your prize fund exceeds £1,500 (for any one event) and you have more than 3 events in the calendar year.

  • A 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 below to access the relevant forms and to review our various Policies and Advice Notes.

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Please complete a Social & Charitable Registration Application Form if you are running more than three events in the calendar year and / or your total prize fund exceeds £1,500 (for any one event).


Please complete a Permit Application Form if your prize fund exceeds £12,000 per event or £30,000 in the year.

Private / Membership

Private Lotteries / Membership Gambling refers to gambling carried out where there is no commercial gain and gambling is restricted solely to members of the club, society or place of work.
The number of Charities and Societies registrations with the Jersey Gambling Commission
The number of members of the Association of Jersey Charities
Our Social Responsibility
The Jersey Gambling Commission has a duty under the law to: protect children and other vulnerable persons from addiction to gambling and from other forms of harm associated with gambling; make assistance available to persons who are or may be affected by problems related to excessive gambling; and to otherwise avoid and reduce problems related to gambling.
Social Responsibility