Lawful Gambling

A permit is required of eligible nonprofit organizations (fraternal, religious, veteran, and other) that conduct lawful gambling in the City of Maplewood. The five forms of lawful gambling allowed by Minnesota state law are: Bingo, Paddlewheels, Pull-Tabs, Raffles, and Tipboards.

Lawful Gambling Premise permits will only be issued to—and lawful gambling may only be conducted at—the following locations:  In the licensed organization’s hall where it holds regular meetings, in a licensed on-sale liquor, wine or beer establishment. Raffle-only licenses may be approved for any proper location.
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Lawful gambling benefits Maplewood residents and communities through the work done by, and the contributions made by, these non-profit organizations. Maplewood Police Department (MPD) conducts criminal investigation involving lawful gambling, in addition to conducting inspections and audits of lawful gambling sites and organizations doing business in Maplewood to ensure the integrity and public confidence in lawful gambling being conducted.

Code Requirements
Guidance relating to Lawful Gambling is contained in the Maplewood City Code, Chapter 22. All license holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this Chapter and with applicable Minnesota Statutes and federal regulations.

Application Requirements
The term of the Lawful Gambling Premise permit is concurrent with the organization's license and is perpetual, unless the license is suspended or revoked by the city, Gambling Control Board or otherwise terminated by the organization. Renewal is not required.