Gambling Control Board
Suite 300 South
1711 West County Road B
Roseville, MN 55113
Exempt/Excluded Permit for Fundraising Events
The following information pertains to registered nonprofit organizations seeking to conduct bingo, raffles, and other forms of lawful gambling by excluded or exempt permit as allowed by Minnesota law.
You will need to determine for the calendar year:
An organization may not conduct both exempt and excluded activity in the same calendar year.
Forms and information for the conduct of raffles, bingo, pull-tabs, tipboards, and paddlewheels.
How exempt and excluded organizations may and may not spend gambling funds
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).
LG220 Application for Exempt Permit
An Exempt permit is required when for the calendar year:
LG220A Exempt Permit Financial Report
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:
A nonprofit organization may conduct a raffle without a permit when for the calendar year:
Additional Information for Nonprofit Organizations Seeking to Conduct a Raffle
A nonprofit organization that does not hold IRS (501)(c)(3) tax exempt status may conduct raffles without a permit from the Gambling Control Board when, for the calendar year, the total value of ALL prizes awarded for multiple raffles does not exceed $1,500 for the calendar year.
A nonprofit organization that does hold IRS (501)(c)(3) tax exempt status may conduct raffles without a permit from the Gambling Control Board when, for the calendar year:
Any registered nonprofit organization may choose to do multiple small raffles, not to exceed $1,500 in prizes per calendar year, without a Gambling Control Board-issued permit.
Registered nonprofit organizations that wish to exceed the prize limits for Excluded Raffles may apply for an Exempt permit (use form LG220 to apply). Exempt permits have a limit of $50,000 in prizes for the calendar year.
Organizations may not conduct more than one type of raffle [Excluded, Excluded 501c3, Exempt] in a calendar year. Contact the local unit of government for additional requirements and restrictions that may apply when conducting raffles in that jurisdiction.
Questions? Contact the Licensing Specialist assigned to your county.
An equal opportunity employer