Minnesota Gambling Control Board
1711 West County Road B, Suite 300 South
Roseville, Minnesota  55113
651-539-1900

The five forms of lawful gambling are
raffles, bingo, pull-tabs, tipboards, and paddlewheels.


WHAT'S NEW
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to new or updated information and publications.


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December, 2014

 

December 12, 2014

Attention Gambling Managers!

All Gambling Managers are required to attend continuing education once per calendar year as required by Minnesota Statute 349.167 Subd. 4 (2).  The link below is a list of all gambling manager license numbers that have not fulfilled the 2014 requirement.

Failure to comply with this requirement will result in sanction and/or fine and affect your organization's ability to conduct lawful gambling.

A list of remaining continuing education classes can be found here.

If you have attended a continuing education class and your license is on this list, please contact your Licensing Specialist.  Be prepared to provide information and documentation on your attendance at a course.

 Adobe Acrobat PDF List of GM Licenses Requiring 2014 Education

Adobe Acrobat PDF Remaining continuing education classes for 2014

 

 

December 8, 2014

Obsolete Rules Report 2014

Legislative Committee Meeting Notice for December 15, 2014

 

November 2014

 

November 19, 2014

All gambling managers must take a continuing education class each calendar year.  As of today, there are 538 gambling managers who must fulfill this requirement by December 31, 2014.  Click here for a list of the remaining courses for calendar year 2014.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Remaining continuing education classes for 2014

 

 October 2014

October 14, 2014

July/August/September Gaming News


 
August 2014

Attention Manufacturers and Linked Bingo Game Providers

The Gambling Control Board rules, effective June 16, 2014, contain electronic pull-tab standards and electronic linked bingo standards.

Previously approved games must become compliant.  The rules require electronic games, equipment, and systems approved prior to the effective date of the rules must become compliant with standards in the new rules within 180 days of the effective date of the rules.

Deadline – 14 Days Prior December 15.  Should any of your games, equipment, or systems need recertification to become compliant with the new standards, the deadline for submitting the lab’s recertification report to the Board is 14 days prior to the December 15, 2014, Board meeting—in order to be on the December agenda and meet the 180-day compliance requirement.  Non-compliance after December 15 could result in sanctions; use due diligence in ensuring your games, equipment, and systems meet the new standards.

 Links:

Checklist, Electronic Pull-Tab Game System Standards (EPT Checklist 7-31-14.pdf)

Checklist, Electronic Linked Bingo Game System Standards (ELB Checklist 7-31-14.pdf)

Minn. Rule 7864.0235, Electronic Pull-Tab Game System Standards and Requirements (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=7864.0235)

Minn. Rule 7863.0270, Electronic Linked Bingo Game System Standards and Requirements (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=7863.0270)

 

July 2014

July 18, 2014

July/August/September Gaming News

 

 
June 2014


June 25, 2014

New Rules Summary

June 16, 2014

New Rules Effective June 16, 2014

June 3, 2014

2014 Legislative Update

 

 
February 2014

 

February 13, 2014

Rules Update

January/February/March Gaming News

February 11, 2014

2014 Unsession Proposals

January 2014

 

January 22, 2014

TheAdobe Acrobat PDF 2013 Fiscal Year Report July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 is now available.

January 3, 2014

2014 Unsession Proposals

December 2013

 

December 17, 2013

The Gambling Control Board now has new phone numbers for the main office and for staff.  The new phone number for the Roseville Office is 651-539-1900.  Staff also have all new phone numbers.  The old phone number will continue to work for awhile but will eventually be shut off.  Please update your records to incorporate the new phone numbers.

December 16, 2013

All Gambling Managers are required to attend continuing education once per calendar year as required by Minnesota Statute 349.167 Subd. 4 (2).  The link below is a list of all gambling manager license numbers that have not fulfilled the 2013 requirement.  Only one class remains for 2013.

 Adobe Acrobat PDF List of GM Licenses Requiring 2013 Education

December 11, 2013

Notice of Legislative Committee meeting

December 2, 2013

Attention Gambling Managers!

All Gambling Managers are required to attend continuing education once per calendar year as required by Minnesota Statute 349.167 Subd. 4 (2).  The link below is a list of all gambling manager license numbers that have not fulfilled the 2013 requirement.

Failure to comply with this requirement will result in sanction and/or fine and affect your organization's ability to conduct lawful gambling.

A list of remaining continuing education classes can be found here.

If you have attended a continuing education class and your license is on this list, please contact your Licensing Specialist.  Be prepared to provide information and documentation on your attendance at a course.

 Adobe Acrobat PDF List of GM Licenses Requiring 2013 Education

November 2013

 

November 25, 2013

Slideshow of the Director's report to the Gambling Control Board presented at the ACM 2013 Annual Convention.

Charitable gambling facts from fiscal year 2013 that did not receive media coverage.  Slideshow presentation available here.

November 6, 2013

Attention Gambling Managers!

You are required to attend at least one continuing education class each calendar year.  If you have not attended a class in 2013, please make arrangements to do so.  Preregistration is not required to attend.

Click here for upcoming continuing education class dates

 

September 2013

 

September 30, 2013

For the latest draft information, please click on "Rules Process" on the GCB Homepage or Here

 

 
August 2013

 

August 1, 2013

Revised versions of the Schedules A, C, and F files are now available for download on GCB Monthly Reports.  Please download a  new version when completing your July 2013 reports.  The July Schedules are due August 20.

 
July 2013

 

July 29, 2013

For the latest draft information, please click on "Rules Process" on the GCB Homepage

 

June 2013

 

June 3, 2013

NEW ELECTRONIC GAME REPORTING FORM REQUIRED

With the June 1, 2013 change in how electronic pull-tabs are reported to the Department of Revenue, a new form will be required for daily tracking of electronic pull-tab and electronic linked bingo receipts.  The new form, LG861e, is used to track cash in a single cash drawer used for either electronic pull-tabs or electronic linked bingo, or for both games when they are played on the same hand-held electronic device.  This form is not required if the lessor provides the starting cash bank for these games. LG861e instructions can be found here.

Another new form, Worksheet EGD (Electronic Game Deposits), was developed to track deposits for electronic games when the lessor provides the starting cash bank.  Although not required, you may find the form helpful.

 Under “Quick Links:”, click on “Forms for Licensed Organizations” to access and print out these new forms.

May 2013

 

May 23, 2013

Additional Opportunity for Continuing Education Credits offered with ACM

May 23, 2013

April 2013

 

April 24, 2013

April 19, 2013

  • Minnesota Gambling Control Board Proposed Rules - 4/17/13

April 16, 2013

  • Executive Director Tom Barrett testifies at House Commerce Committee on status of electronic gaming

March 2013

 

March 11, 2013 -

  • REMINDER NOTICE:  TAX REFUND ON UNSOLD TICKETS

Licensed organizations that conducted pull-tabs or tipboards from January through June 2012 should complete Form G7430, Lawful Gambling Refund of Tax Paid on Unsold Pull-tab and Tipboard Tickets, and send it to the MN Department of Revenue along with their February 2013 G1 Monthly Tax Report.  The figures reported to the Department of Revenue also affect the GCBreports file that is emailed to the Gambling Control Board.  If your organization did not send in their request for tax refund on unsold tickets along with February's return, and you qualify for the refund, file amended returns with both the MN Department of Revenue and the Gambling Control Board.  This should be done prior to the filing your reports for March, 2013.

 

March 7, 2013 -

  • Special Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

 

February 2013

 

February 26, 2013 -

February 19, 2013

  • Results of February 19, 2013 Minnesota Gambling Control Board meeting.
January 2013

 

January 22, 2013

  • Results of January 22, 2013 Minnesota Gambling Control Board meeting.

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