Charitable Gaming in Iowa

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Charitable gaming refers to bingos, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance being conducted for charitable purposes. This guide contains information about charitable gaming in Iowa.

Iowa 14-Day Qualified Organization License

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance.

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - 14-Day Qualified Organization

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - 14-Day Qualified Organization (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

14 days after the effective date.

Iowa 180-Day Qualified Organization License

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance.

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - 180-Day Qualified Organization

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - 180-Day Qualified Organization (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

180 days after the effective date.

Iowa 90-Day Qualified Organization License

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance.

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - 90-Day Qualified Organization

Agency Fee:

$40

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - 90-Day Qualified Organization (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

90 days after the effective date.

Iowa Bingo at a Fair or Festival License

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance.

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - Bingo at a Fair or Festival

Agency Fee:

$50

Iowa One-Year Qualified Organization License

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance.

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - One-Year Qualified Organization

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - One-Year Qualified Organization (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Iowa Two-Year Qualified Organization License

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance.

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - Two-Year Qualified Organization

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form:

Charitable Gambling License Application - Two-Year Qualified Organization (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

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