Games of Chance

The New York Department of State is the filing office for Games of Chance registerable under Section 369-e of the New York State General Business Law. In order to be registerable, a game of chance must:

• promote consumer products or services
• have a total prize value in excess of $5,000
• determine a winner by chance
• require no consideration for entering the Game of Chance

The completed Games of Chance Registration, together with a certificate of deposit or surety bond for the total prize amount and the rules and regulations must be forwarded to the New York Department of State, Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231. The fee for filing the Games of Chance Registration is $100, made payable to the New York Department of State.

Within 90 days after completion of the game of chance, a listing of the names and addresses of each winner of every prize having a value of more than $25, along with a description of the prize won and the date when the prize was delivered, must be filed with the New York Department of State.


Games of Chance Registration
Certificate of Deposit
Games of Chance Surety Bond
Certification of Winners