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Title: Gambling Manager's License
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Description: The gambling manager is the person who is in charge of the day-to-day activities of an organization's gambling operation. Lawful gambling is regulated in Minnesota by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board (GCB).
Subject: Gambling
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:13:28 PM
Modification Date: 7/18/2019 1:42:06 PM
Agency Name: Gambling Control Board (GCB), Minnesota
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Gambling Control Board (GCB) regulates and educates the lawful gambling industry to ensure the integrity of operations and provide for the lawful use of net profits. The five forms of lawful gambling are pull-tabs, raffles, bingo, paddlewheels, and tipboards.
Agency Phone: 651-539-1900
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
Suite 300 South
1711 W. County Road B
MN 55113

Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

Each licensed organization must have a licensed gambling manager.

Gambling Manager requirements:

1) must possess a valid gambling manager's license issued by the Board;

2) must not have committed a violation of law or Board rule within the five years before the date of the license application that resulted in the revocation of a license issued by the Board;

3) must have never been convicted of a criminal violation involving fraud, theft, tax evasion, misrepresentation, or gambling;

4) must have never been engaged in conduct the Board determines is contrary to the public health, welfare, or safety or the integrity of lawful gambling;

5) may not be a lessor or an employee of a lessor, a member of the lessor's immediate family, or a person residing in the same household as the lessor, if the premises is leased;

6) may not be involved directly or indirectly as a manufacturer, distributor, linked bingo game provider, or distributor salesperson;

7) cannot be the chief executive officer or the person who accounts for the revenues of the organization's general funds;

8) may not be gambling manager or assistant gambling manager for another organization; and

9) must be an active member of the organization for at least the most recent six months at the time of the application for a gambling manager license.

All licensed gambling managers must attend a gambling manager seminar and pass an examination that tests the gambling manager's knowledge of the responsibilities of gambling managers and of gambling procedures, laws, and rules. The Lawful Gambling Manual is the study guide for this seminar and examination.

Gambling Manager Seminar

Lawful Gambling Manual 

Minn. Stat. Chapter 49 

Minn. Stat. Chapter 297E

Minn. Rules 7860-7865

Rules: 7861.0230

Statutes: 349.167


LG212 Gambling Manager Application

LG1016 Reporting Gambling Manager Information Changes

Application form and information is available at Organization License and Applications and Forms


Annual license fee - $100

Period of Issuance:

The gambling manager license runs concurrent with the organization license.

Length of Determination: Issued upon verification of complete application information.
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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