Gambling Control Board
Suite 300 South
1711 West County Road B
Roseville, MN 55113
This section features updates and links to new or updated information and publications related to lawful gambling.
Latest Issue of Gaming News Available
Executive Director Named
The Governor has named Matt Gettman of Orono, Minnesota, as Executive Director of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.
New In-Person Continuing Education Classes Scheduled
October 1 Deadline for Electronic Gaming Passwords
In more than one instance the failure of employees to use their individual login credentials while selling electronic pull-tabs and bingo chances has contributed to a loss of gaming funds and weakens cashier accountability.
Minnesota Rules, Parts 7863.0270, subpart 26a, and 7864.0235, subpart 30a, provide that the point-of-sale system (POS) used for the conduct of electronic games must require entry of the seller's unique identifying code to open the POS system. The POS system must record the unique identifying code of any person making any transaction at any time. The user list naming each seller’s first and last names and the seller's unique identifying code must be available on the manufacturer's portal. While unique passwords do not need to be first and last name, but individuals must be identified in the POS reporting by first and last name.
This means that generic user IDs such as “cashier” or “bar” are prohibited.
Only one user is allowed per ID and password – no password sharing.
This requirement has been in place since the inception of electronic games. Additional notice was provided in the October/November/December 2017 Gaming News and in the April/May/June 2019 Gaming News. Yet we continue to see generic passwords.
The Board has many options to enforce compliance, including the authority to deactivate an electronic device for violation of law or rule and to implement any other controls necessary to ensure and maintain the integrity of play. To avoid deactivation at your site and/or receiving a citation, be sure your gambling manager, assistant gambling manager, and sellers each have their own login, unique to that individual.
Ask your distributor for assistance if needed.
New Online Continuing Education Course Now Available!
A new online continuing education course, New Statutes and Rules 2019, is now available. In this course, you will learn about the changes made to lawful gambling statutes effective July 1, 2019, and about some significant changes to the lawful gambling rules effective July 15, 2019. This course covers the following topics:
If you are a licensed gambling manager, completion of this course satisfies your continuing education requirement for this calendar year. At the beginning of each month, confirmation notices will be emailed to all gambling managers receiving online continuing education credit during the previous month.
Gambling employees, volunteers, club managers, lessors, organization members, and anyone else interested in how lawful gambling is conducted in Minnesota are welcome to take this online course or to attend any of our traditional continuing education classes. We are in the process of scheduling in-person classes for the months of October, November, and December. The schedule will be posted on the Continuing Education page as soon as it is finalized.
New Forms and Tutorial
Two forms have been updated as a result of recent changes to statute and rule.
July 3, 2019
June 27, 2019
The Governor’s Office has approved Peggy Mancuso to be the Acting Director of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board effective July 1, 2019. Ms. Mancuso will provide continued oversight of the Gambling Control Board operations and staff until a permanent replacement is announced by the Governor. The application and interview process is currently underway. After 19 years with the Board, Director Tom Barrett is retiring from State service.
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