Charitable Gaming in Kentucky

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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 Kentucky.

Kentucky Charitable Organization License

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and pull-tabs.

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Organization Age Requirement:

1 year of continuous existence in the county they intend to operate games in.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Minors accompanied by a parent or legal guardian are allowed to play bingo.

Law:

KY Stat. § 238.500 et seq.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Form CG-1: License Application for Charitable Organization

Agency Fee:

$25

Law:

KY Stat. § 238.500 et seq.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Registration Renewal

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Form CG-1: License Application for Charitable Organization (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Kentucky Organization Exemption

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, and pull-tabs.

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Notes:

Charities expecting to gross less than $25,000 from gaming activities can use this form to apply for exemption from licensure.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Form CG-Exempt: Form for Organization Grossing Under $25,000

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Registration Renewal

Agency:Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Form CG-EFR: Exempt Organization Annual Financial Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Fact Checked:1/10/18
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