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Small Games of Chance

The Erie County Bureau of Revenue announces changes to the Small Games of Chance Act:

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently amended the Small Games of Chance Act to provide additional licensing rules and regulations, effective March 3, 2012. Some of the major changes include:

  • The annual Small Games of Chance application no longer requires a criminal history record for the organization officers.
  • Prize limits have increased and there are new reporting requirements for organizations. For details see the revised Act below.

It is recommended that organizations review the revised Act with their solicitor to be sure they are in compliance with the new standards. The Erie County Bureau of Revenue is located in the Erie County Court House, 140 West 6th Street, Room 109, and is open Monday-Friday (except for County holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and can be reached at 814-451-6239.

Please download and complete the small games of chance license application below, make check or money order payable to Bureau of Revenue, and mail to:

Erie County Courthouse, Room 109
140 W 6th Street
Erie, PA 16501

Small Games of Chance License Application
Special Raffle Application

For an explanation of the small games of chance law, click the following links:
Small Games of Chance Overview
Small Games of Chance Law


Erie County Courthouse - 140 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16501 - (814) 451-6000 - TDD Phone: (814) 451-6237 - Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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