Small Games of Chance

Westmoreland County Treasurer, Jared M. Squires is the exclusive agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the issuance of Small Games of Chance licenses in Westmoreland County. Any eligible nonprofit organization, with its normal business site within a municipality that has passed the Small Games of Chance Act, can acquire a license.

Eligible nonprofit organizations are defined by the Pennsylvania Small Games of Chance Act 195 of 1990 as charitable or religious organizations; branches, lodges or chapters of national or statewide veteran, civic, or fraternal organizations; or local civic nonprofit organizations that have been recognized by resolution passed by the municipality in which the organization operates. Volunteer fire companies, wildlife and conservation groups, and sportsmen's organizations are examples of local civic organizations. It can also include school booster groups that are established to promote and encourage participation and support for extra-curricular activities as long as said groups have been recognized as such by a resolution passed by the governing school board or directors.

Standard Games of Chance License Valid for one year from the date of issuance $125
Special Raffle Permit

Can be obtained by any organization holding
a valid standard license and allows one (1) raffle
permit with a prize value in excess of the standard prize limit.
Monthly License
A monthly license is valid for 30 consecutive days from the date of issuance. There is no restriction on the number of monthly licenses an eligible organization may obtain, but the licenses may not overlap. $25

For prize limits and additional regulations follow the link to the Department of Revenue Small Games of Chance Overview.