609.761 Operations permitted.
Subdivision 1. Lawful gambling. Notwithstanding sections 609.755 and 609.76, an organization may conduct lawful gambling as defined in section 349.12, if authorized under chapter 349, and a person may manufacture, sell, or offer for sale a gambling device to an organization authorized under chapter 349 to conduct lawful gambling, and pari-mutuel betting on horse racing may be conducted under chapter 240.
(1) the tournament or contest consists of the card games of chance commonly known as cribbage, skat, sheephead, bridge, euchre, pinochle, gin, 500, smear, or whist;
(2) the tournament or contest does not provide any direct financial benefit to the promoter or organizer; and
(3) the sum of all prizes awarded for each tournament or contest does not exceed $200.