609.761 OPERATIONS PERMITTED.
Subdivision 1. Lawful gambling.
organization may conduct lawful gambling as defined in section
, 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.
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.
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, Texas hold'em, or whist;
(2) the tournament or contest does not provide any direct financial benefit to the promoter or
(3) the value of all prizes awarded for each tournament or contest does not exceed $200; and
(4) for a tournament or contest involving Texas hold'em:
(i) no person under 18 years of age may participate;
(ii) the payment of an entry fee or other consideration for participating is prohibited;
(iii) the value of all prizes awarded to an individual winner of a tournament or contest at a
single location may not exceed $200 each day; and
(iv) the organizer or promoter must ensure that reasonable accommodations are made
for players with disabilities. Accommodations to the table and the cards shall include the
announcement of the cards visible to the entire table and the use of Braille cards for players
who are blind.
Subd. 4. Social dice games.
do not prohibit dice games
conducted on the premises and adjoining rooms of a retail establishment licensed to sell alcoholic
beverages if the following requirements are satisfied:
(1) the games consist of board games played with dice or commonly known dice games such
as "shake-a-day," "3-2-1," "who buys," "last chance," "liar's poker," "6-5-4," "horse," and "aces";
(2) wagers or prizes for the games are limited to food or beverages; and
(3) the retail establishment does not organize or participate financially in the games.
Subd. 5. High school raffles.
do not prohibit a raffle, as defined
349.12, subdivision 33
, conducted by a school district or a nonprofit organization
organized primarily to support programs of a school district, if the following conditions are
(1) tickets for the raffle may only be sold and the drawing conducted at a high school event
sponsored by a school district. All tickets must be sold for the same price;
(2) tickets may only be sold to persons 18 years of age or older attending the event;
(3) the drawing must be held during or immediately after the conclusion of the event;
(4) one-half of the gross receipts from the sale of tickets must be awarded as prizes for the
raffle, and the remaining one-half may only be expended to defray the school district's costs of
sending event participants to high school activities held at other locations; and
(5) if a school district's or nonprofit organization's gross receipts from the conduct of raffles
exceeds $12,000 in a calendar year or $5,000 in a single raffle, the school district or organization
must report the following information to the Gambling Control Board annually: the total amount
of gross receipts received, the total expenses for the raffles, the total prizes awarded, and an
accounting of the expenditures from the gross receipts of the raffles.
History: 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; 1999 c 187 s 2; 2002 c 378 s 2; 2003 c 110 s 43; 2005 c 166 art 4 s 1