349.172 PULL-TABS; INFORMATION REQUIRED TO BE POSTED.
Subdivision 1. Board may require certain posting.
The board may issue an order requiring
an organization selling pull-tabs to post major pull-tab prizes and the names of major prize
winners if the board has reasonable grounds to believe that the organization, or a person receiving
compensation from the organization for participating in the sale of pull-tabs, has been or is
providing information to a player or players that provides an unfair advantage related to the
potential winnings from pull-tabs. The board must notify the organization at least 14 days before
the order becomes effective. The notice to the organization must describe the organization's
right to a hearing under subdivision 3.
Subd. 2. Posting; requirements.
The information required to be posted under subdivision 1
must be posted prominently at the point of sale of the pull-tabs. An easily legible pull-tab flare
that lists prizes in the deal for that flare, and on which prizes are marked off as they are awarded,
satisfies the requirements of this section that major prizes be posted, provided that a separate flare
is posted for each deal of pull-tabs. An organization must post or mark off each major prize and
post the name of the prize winner immediately on awarding the prize.
Subd. 3. Appeal.
An organization to which the board issues an order under subdivision 1
may request a contested case hearing on the order. The hearing must be held within 20 days of the
effective date of the order, and the report by the administrative law judge must be issued within
20 days after the close of the hearing record. The board must issue its final decision within 30
days after receipt of the report of the administrative law judge and subsequent exceptions and
arguments under section
Subd. 4. Major prizes.
For purposes of this section, a "major prize" in a deal of pull-tabs is a
prize of at least 50 times the face value of any pull-tab in the deal.
Subd. 5. Compulsive gambling hotline number.
An organization conducting lawful
gambling must post at each point of sale a sign containing the toll-free telephone number
established by the commissioner of human services in connection with the compulsive gambling
program established under section
. The sign must be kept in easily legible form and repair
by the owner, lessee, or person having control thereof, and must either:
(1) be approved by the commissioner; or
(2) have lettering at least three-quarters of an inch in height, of block letter design.
Subd. 6. Voluntary posting.
Nothing in this section limits the right of an organization
voluntarily to post the names of winners of lawful gambling prizes.
History: 1990 c 590 art 1 s 29; 1991 c 336 art 2 s 25