Charitable Gaming in Minnesota

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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 Minnesota.

Minnesota Bingo Exclusion

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Notes:

Bingo exclusions may apply to organizations that host four or fewer bingo events during a calendar year or conduct a bingo event for up to 12 consecutive days at a county fair, civic celebration, or the state fair.

Initial Registration

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Form:

Form LG240B: Application to Conduct Excluded Bingo

Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Form:

Form LG240B: Application to Conduct Excluded Bingo

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Exclusions only apply to a single calendar year, so charities must reapply each year.

Minnesota Exempt Permit

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, pull-tabs, and other games of chance.

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Notes:

Exemptions may apply to charities that host 5 or fewer charitable gaming events in a calendar year and give away prizes totaling less than $50,000 over the course of the year.

Initial Registration

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Form:

Form LG220: Application for Exempt Permit

Agency fee:

$100 if filed at least 30 days before the event, otherwise $150.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Form:

Form LG220: Application for Exempt Permit

Agency fee:

$100 if filed at least 30 days before the event, otherwise $150.

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Exemptions only apply to a single calendar year, so charities must reapply each year.

Minnesota Organization License

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, pull-tabs, and other games of chance.

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Notes:

Organizations expecting to receive less than $100,000 in gross annual receipts may request a waiver of license fees after the first year of licensure.

Initial Registration

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Form:

Form LG200A: New Organization License Application

Agency fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Agency:Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Form:

Form LG200A: New Organization License Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$350

Due:

Annually

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