Lawful Gambling

Information Memo

Published: May 16, 2022

Lawful Gambling
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research 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.

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