Charitable Gaming

The Gaming division regulates, enforces and administers charitable gaming in North Dakota, performs audits and investigations of gaming organizations; reviews gaming tax returns, administrative complaints, and provides training for charitable gaming organizations.  

  • During the 2015-2017 biennium, licensed gaming organizations grossed over $547 million, raising over $42 million for charitable uses and generating $6.5 million in gaming taxes for the state's general fund.

Online Gaming

State law prohibits even a licensed organization from conducting online gaming, or hosting a raffle online. Credit cards cannot be accepted as wagers for gambling, including payment for raffle tickets, etc. 

Tribal Gaming

The Gaming division also enforces the tribal-state gaming compacts, which authorize the state's Native American tribes to conduct gaming at casinos on tribal land. The division conducts random inspections at the state's five Indian Casinos to ensure game integrity and compliance with wager limits and prize payout ratios.

For information about the tribal-state gaming compacts, contact the Governor's Office.

North Dakota Lottery

The North Dakota Lottery is responsible for administering, regulating, enforcing, and promoting the state’s lottery.  Find information about games and retailers on the ND Lottery website