49.0.1. Before issuing a bingo licence, the board must ensure that the charitable or religious purposes pursued by the applicant are consistent with those defined by regulation and that the activities for which a licence is applied for are compatible with the applicant’s constitutive charter or other documents evidencing its existence.
In order to ensure the orderly development of bingo, to maximize profitability for bingo licence holders and to enable the community to derive the greatest possible benefit from bingo proceeds, the board may consider, among other things,
(1) all documents or information establishing the applicant’s need for funds;
(2) the other fund-raising methods available to the applicant;
(3) the economic consequences of the issue of the licence applied for on existing licences in the territory concerned;
(4) the characteristics and specific needs of the territory.
In addition, where a consultative committee has informed the board of its existence, the board must consult the consultative committee.