Distributor Information and Forms
A distributor license must be obtained by any person or entity distributing lawful gambling equipment in Minnesota. See distributor application forms, background check information, forms and reports, and rules and statutes.
Lawful gambling equipment means disposable equipment that includes:
- bingo hard cards and bingo paper sheets,
- paper pull-tabs,
- electronic pull-tabs,
- jar tickets,
- paddletickets and paddleticket cards,
- tipboards and tipboard tickets,
- promotional tickets that mimic a pull-tab or tipboard,
- raffle boards,
- disposable sealed bingo number selection placards, and
- application software and programs in the production, play, and reporting of electronic pull-tab and electronic bingo games.
Lawful gambling equipment also means permanent equipment that includes:
- devices for selecting bingo numbers,
- electronic bingo devices,
- electronic pull-tab devices,
- pull-tab dispensing devices for paper pull-tabs,
- programmable electronic devices that have no effect on the outcome of a game and are used to provide a visual or auditory enhancement of a game,
- paddlewheels, and
- paddlewheel tables.
The following application forms and appropriate fees must be submitted to be considered for a distributor license:
LG400 Distributor License Application
The application fee is $7,000. A distributor's license is valid for one year.
LG410 Distributor Personnel Information
This form must be completed by the owners, officers, directors, partners, managers, supervisors, persons or entities with a direct or indirect financial interest of five percent or more, and consultants.
LG411 Distributor Salesperson License Application
This form must be completed by any person who will be employed by a distributor to sell, offer for sale, or furnish lawful gambling equipment. The application fee is $150. A license is valid for one year.
LG412 Distributor Nonsales Employee Information
This form must be completed by all distributor employees who are not sales employees.
Completed application forms are sent to the Department of Public Safety for a background check and to the Department of Revenue for a tax clearance. You will be charged for any background investigation expenses.
Upon receipt of the completed background check and tax clearance, your application will be presented to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board for consideration at a monthly board meeting.
Questions? Call our Licensing Specialist at 651-539-1914 or email.
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