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Title: Excluded Raffle
Alternate Title: Raffle, Excluded
Description: Minnesota Gambling Control Board (GCB)
Subject: Gambling
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:12:54 PM
Modification Date: 6/30/2020 1:45:57 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

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Review Exempt / Excluded Permit for Fundraising Events

Rules: 7861.0330

Statutes: 349.166


Excluded Permit 
A nonprofit organization must submit one application for each gambling activity conducted in a calendar year.

LG240B Application to Conduct Excluded Bingo 
An Excluded Bingo permit is required when for the calendar year: 
            - bingo will be conducted at four or fewer events, OR 
            - bingo will be conducted up to 12 consecutive days in conjunction with a county fair, civic celebration, or the Minnesota State Fair.

A nonprofit organization may conduct a raffle without a permit when for the calendar year: 
            - the total value of ALL prizes donated and purchased is less than $1,500, OR 
            -if the organization is a 501(c)(3) organization, the total value of ALL prizes donated and purchased for ONE event does not exceed $5,000 (see Minn. Stats.§ 349.166Subd. 1(c) ).

Additional requirements: 

            -The raffle is conducted by the nonprofit organization, not an individual. 
            - Check with your local city or county for local ordinance or requirements.

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


No fees.

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Activity: Gambling
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Gambling Control Board (GCB), Minnesota

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