Manufacturers Information and Forms


Lawful gambling equipment means disposable equipment that includes:

  • bingo hard cards and bingo paper sheets,
  • paper pull-tabs,
  • electronic pull-tabs,
  • jar tickets,
  • paddletickets and paddleticket cards,
  • tipboards and tipboard tickets,
  • promotional tickets that mimic a pull-tab or tipboard,
  • raffle boards,
  • disposable sealed bingo number selection placards, and
  • application software and programs used in the production, play, and reporting of electronic pull-tab and electronic bingo games.


Lawful gambling equipment also means permanent equipment that includes:

  • devices for selecting bingo numbers,
  • electronic bingo devices,
  • electronic pull-tab devices,
  • pull-tab dispensing devices for paper pull-tabs,
  • programmable electronic devices that have no effect on the outcome of a game and are used to provide a visual or auditory enhancement of a game,
  • paddlewheels,
  • paddlewheel tables, and
  • electronic raffle selection systems.


Application Information

The following application forms, documentation, and appropriate fees must be submitted to be considered for a manufacturer license:


The application fee is $10,000.  A manufacturer's license is valid for one year.


The following persons must fill out the manufacturer personnel form:  owners, officers, partners, plant managers, sales employees, persons or entities with a direct or indirect financial interest of five percent or more in the applicant, and consultants.

Background checks

Completed application forms are sent to the Department of Public Safety for a background check and to the Department of Revenue for a tax clearance.  You will be charged for any background investigation expenses.


Upon receipt of the completed background check and tax clearance, your application will be presented to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board for consideration at a monthly board meeting.

For manufacturer rules and statutes, see:

Minnesota Rules

Minnesota Statutes

Questions?  Call our Licensing Specialist at 651-539-1952 or email.