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Title: Exempt Permit for Limited Gambling Activities
Alternate Title: Limited Pull-tab, Bingo, Raffle, Tipboard, and/or Paddlewheel Activity, Exempt Permit
Description: Minnesota Gambling Control Board (GCB)
Subject: Bingo
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:12:54 PM
Modification Date: 1/22/2020 2:17:24 PM
Agency Name: Gambling Control Board (GCB), Minnesota
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Gambling Control Board (GCB) regulates the lawful (charitable) gambling industry to ensure the integrity of operations and provide for the lawful use of net profits. Lawful gambling is conducted only by registered nonprofit organizations. The five forms of lawful gambling are bingo, paddlewheels, pull-tabs, raffles, and tipboards.
Agency Phone: 651-539-1900
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
Suite 300 South
1711 W. County Road B
MN 55113

Unit Name: Licensing Specialist
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Exempt / Excluded Permit for Fundraising Events

Rules: 7861.0340

Statutes: 349.166


Exempt Permit

A nonprofit organization must submit one application for each gambling activity conducted in a calendar year (consecutive dates at one location go on one application).

  • - the total value of ALL prizes donated and purchased is less than $50,000, and is
  • - limited to five days of gambling activity.
  • - Within 30 days of the authorized gambling activity, complete and submit the financial report to the Gambling Control Board.

Application form and information is available at Exempt / Excluded Permit for Fundraising Events


If the application is postmarked or received 30 days or more before the event, the application fee is $100; otherwise the fee is $150.

Period of Issuance:

Applications are processed in the order received.

Length of Determination: Complete application must be submitted to the Board at least 30 days prior to the activity date. Applications are processed in the order received.
Other Info:
Activity: Gambling
Lawful Gambling: pull-tabs, bingo, raffles
Lawful Gambling: tipboards, paddlewheels
License Detail URL:

Gambling Control Board (GCB), Minnesota

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