Increase in lottery licence limits

Many clubs and societies, particularly a huge number of local sporting organisations across the country, raise much needed funds by holding weekly lotteries. These lotteries require a licence granted by the local District Court. For many years the maximum prize that could be at stake in any individual draw or series of draws over the course of a week was €20,000. This limit was raised to €30,000 in 2014 and so clubs renewing their licences should consider whether they wish to seek a licence at the higher limit.