Charitable Gaming in Tennessee

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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 Tennessee.

Tennessee Charitable Gaming Licenses

Game Type:

Raffles, reverse raffles, cakewalks, and cakewheels.

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence in Tennessee.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Prize Limits:

The maximum raffle prize for a single location event is $250,000, although real property prizes are exempt from this limitation. Multiple location event prizes are limited to $150,000.

Law:

TN Code § 3-17-101 et seq.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming
Form:

Form SS-6069: Annual Gaming Event Application

Agency Fee:

$150 for estimated gross game revenue of $5,000 or less, $300 for gross game revenue between $5,000 and $10,000, $450 for gross game revenue between $10,000 and $20,000, and $600 for gross game revenue greater than $20,000.

Notes:

The law allows charities to hold a single gaming event over the course of a year. The application period runs from July 1st through January 31st.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Registration Renewal

Agency:Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming
Form:

Form SS-6069: Annual Gaming Event Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150 for estimated gross game revenue of $5,000 or less, $300 for gross game revenue between $5,000 and $10,000, $450 for gross game revenue between $10,000 and $20,000, and $600 for gross game revenue greater than $20,000.

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Fact Checked:1/10/18
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