Class Licences

The Gambling Control Act allows for certain types of gambling services to be offered by entities under a class licence regime. 

Under Section 60 of the Gambling Control Act, Minister (Home Affairs) may, by order in the Gazette, determine a class licence that authorises a person or entity to provide a gambling service without the need to apply for a licence from GRA.

The types of class licences are listed below. Entities who wish to offer the following gambling services must comply with the conditions in Minister’s orders.

Cause-related Games of Chance and Lotteries

These include games of chance and lotteries organised by public establishments to promote eligible objects. For more details on the new class licence conditions which are effective on 2 August 2022, please refer to the Gambling Control (Trade and Other Promotional Games and Lotteries – Class Licence) Order 2022 on the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ website.

Survey-related Games of Chance and Lotteries

These include games of chance and lotteries organised by educational institutions and businesses to encourage participation in research and survey projects. For more details on the new class licence conditions which are effective on 2 August 2022, please refer to the Gambling Control (Trade and Other Promotional Games and Lotteries – Class Licence) Order 2022 on the Attorney-General’s Chambers’  website.

Fundraiser Lotteries

These lotteries are conducted to raise funds for charities, exempt charities and institutions of public character. For more details on the new class licence conditions which are effective on 2 August 2022, please refer to the Gambling Control (Fundraisers – Class Licence) Order 2022 on the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ website.

Remote Games of Chance

These refer to remote games with chance-based elements where players can win prizes that are money, money equivalent and/or any thing of value. An example of a chance-based element is loot boxes that are available to players in an online game. More details on the class licence conditions will be provided at a later date.

Trade Promotion Games of Chance and Lotteries

These are conducted by businesses to promote the sale of their goods or services. Businesses are not allowed to collect any money from persons to take part in the games of chance and lotteries. For more details on the new class licence conditions which are effective on 1 February 2023, please refer to the Gambling Control (Trade and Other Promotional Games and Lotteries – Class Licence) Order 2022 on the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ website.

Incidental Games of Chance and Lotteries

These are conducted as incidental activities to events like fairs, and dinner & dances. Participation in these incidental lotteries and games of chance must be free and limited to event participants. For more details on the new class licence conditions which are effective on 1 February 2023, please refer to the Gambling Control (Minor Gambling – Class Licence) Order 2022 on the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ website.

Mystery Boxes

These are sold to customers and contain unknown item(s). More details on the class licence conditions will be provided at a later date.