Charitable Gaming in Maine

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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 Maine.

Maine Beano/Bingo Registration

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Form:

Form MGCU 5000: Beano/Bingo Registration

Agency fee:

$15 if the organization wants to register for a single week, $60 if the organization wants to register for a single month, or $700 to register for the calendar year.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Form:

Beano/Bingo Registration

Agency fee:

$15 if the organization wants to renew for a single week, $60 if the organization wants to renew for a single month, or $700 to renew for the calendar year.

Due:

Licenses are issued for week-long, month-long, and year-long periods of time, so renewal dates depend on the initial license period.

Maine Cribbage Tournament Registration

Game Type:

Cribbage tournament

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Form:

Form MGCU 5300: Charitable Cribbage Tournament Registration

Agency fee:

$15 if the organization wants to register for a single week, $60 if the organization wants to register for a single month, or $700 to register for the calendar year.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Agency fee:

$15 if the organization wants to register for a single week, $60 if the organization wants to register for a single month, or $700 to register for the calendar year.

Due:

Licenses are issued for week-long, month-long, and year-long periods of time, so renewal dates depend on the initial license period.

Maine Games of Chance License

Game Type:

Various card games

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Notes:

Charities must also obtain approval from the relevant municipal body for this license.

Initial Registration

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Form:

Form MGCU 5300: License to Conduct Games of Chance (Card Games)

Agency fee:

Fees vary by type of games offered and duration of license. See the form for details.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Agency fee:

Fees vary by type of games offered and duration of license. See the form for details.

Due:

Licenses are issued for week-long, month-long, and year-long periods of time, so renewal dates depend on the initial license period.

Maine Games of Chance Registration

Game Type:

Various games of chance (including raffles)

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Form:

Form MGCU 5400: Games of Chance Registration

Agency fee:

$15 if the organization wants to register for a single week, $60 if the organization wants to register for a single month, or $700 to register for the calendar year.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Maine Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
Agency fee:

$15 if the organization wants to register for a single week, $60 if the organization wants to register for a single month, or $700 to register for the calendar year.

Due:

Licenses are issued for week-long, month-long, and year-long periods of time, so renewal dates depend on the initial license period.

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