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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.

Subd. 2. State lottery. Sections 609.755 and 609.76 do not prohibit the operation of the state lottery or the sale, possession, or purchase of tickets for the state lottery under chapter 349A.

Subd. 3. Social skill game. Sections 609.755 and 609.76 do not prohibit tournaments or contests that satisfy all of the following requirements:

(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.

HIST: 1978 c 507 s 6; 1983 c 214 s 38; 1984 c 502 art 12 s 23; 1986 c 467 s 30; 1989 c 334 art 6 s 10; 1997 c 155 s 10