Non-profit Games

Non-profit games are still required to be licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) to be compliant with the law. Permits are issued by the MGA on behalf of the Public Lotto Department in line with the terms of the Public Lotto Ordinance.

Non-profit games can only be organised by non-profit organisations. Furthermore, net proceeds must be directed towards a religious, sports, philanthropic, cultural, educational, social or civic purpose.

Legislation & Regulations


Public Lotto Ordinance (EN)
Public Lotto Ordinance (MT)


Public Tombolas Regulations (EN)
Public Tombolas Regulations (MT)
Public Lotto Regulations (EN)
Public Lotto Regulations (MT)

Application Forms

All applications should be filed with the Malta Gaming Authority by at least 15 days before the commencement of the non-profit lottery or tombola.

Application Form - Non-Profit Lotteries
Application Form - Non-Profit Tombolas Application
Non-Profit Organisation Monthly Tombola Statement