Lawful Gambling

Informational Memo

Published: June 9, 2020

Lawful Gambling
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Learn what gambling is allowed in Minnesota, like pull-tabs, bingo and raffles, and which organizations may conduct them. Understand state regulations on lawful purposes for which gambling money may be spent, licensing, gambling managers, and more. Find out how cities can regulate gambling with “10 percent funds,” investigation fees, trade areas, and local gambling taxes. Discusses gambling and municipal liquor stores.

Use these model documents with the discussion about “Lawful Gambling”: