Gambling Control Board
Suite 300 South
1711 West County Road B
Roseville, MN 55113
Welcome to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board
The Minnesota Gambling Control Board 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.
For Exempt/Excluded activity information, click here
September 10, 2021
Information on accessing September 20, 2021 Board meeting.
August 6, 2021
Information on accessing August 16, 2021 Board meeting.
July 28, 2021
Executive Director Gettman to Leave Agency
After two years at the Board helm navigating through unprecedented times, Gambling Control Board Executive Director Matt Gettman is planning to leave the Gambling Control Board on September 24, 2021.
This date is intended to allow enough time to find a replacement and have an overlap to ensure a smooth transition. Further, this date coincides with the new federal fiscal year, affording the opportunity to transition into a new role at the Minnesota National Guard.
In an internal communication, Director Gettman said how proud he has been to have worked with such professional Board staff and members to navigate the pandemic by setting up an effective and staff-friendly telecommuting policy, reorganizing the Board structure to branch off a focused educational & outreach department and refocus Board staff with an eye towards more regulatory oversight touch points with stakeholders. Despite the two COVID-related industry pauses, Director Gettman also stated how proud he is to be part of this regulatory oversight team that ensured the integrity of MN lawful gambling that reached an all-time record $3 billion in annual sales this last fiscal year that will provide over $400 million back to MN communities.
July 21, 2021
Board Chair announcement: Gambling Control Board Committees established.
July 8, 2021
Information on accessing July 19, 2021 Board meeting.
July 7, 2021
New Board Members
The Gambling Control Board is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board member, Janet Lorenzo, and the appointment of Jim Nardone, who has previously served on the board. Ms. Lorenzo’s term runs from July 2021 through June 2025 while Mr. Nardone’s term is from June 2021 through June 2024. Welcome Aboard!
Board Vice Chair, Ken Koch’s term expired on June 30. At the Board’s emergency meeting on June 30, Board Chair Geno Fragnito and the other Board members thanked Ken for his excellent work as a Board member, as did Executive Director Matt Gettman on behalf of the agency’s staff. The Vice Chair position is now vacant until a new Board member is elected to fill that position.
Bingo, paddlewheels, pull-tabs, raffles, and tipboards may be conducted only by registered nonprofit organizations.
There are four types of nonprofit organizations that are eligible to conduct lawful gambling: fraternal, religious, veteran, and other nonprofit.
You must provide proof of nonprofit status by ONE of the following:
Applying for a license or permit?
To conduct lawful gambling in Minnesota, your organization must apply for and receive either an organization license, exempt permit, or excluded permit.
Exempt or Excluded permit:
Applying for a license or permit?
An equal opportunity employer