Charitable gaming may only be conducted by a nonprofit corporation that has a State Gaming License issued by the Office of Attorney General OR by an organization or group of people who have received a Local Permit from a city or county.
Non-Profit Corporation Application for State Gaming License
Complete the State Gaming License Application Form (SFN 53839). You will need to include:
- A copy of the non-profit charter, articles of incorporation, corporate certificate, by-laws, and minutes of meetings for the past two years;
- For each location where gaming will be conducted, a Site Authorization (SFN 17996) approved by the local governing body;
- For each location that is not owned by the nonprofit corporation, the site owner and the organization must complete and sign a Rental Agreement (SFN 9413), a copy of which must be included with the license application;
- License fee of $175 per jurisdiction where gaming will be conducted – payable to “Office of Attorney General;”
- The Gaming Manager must submit a Request for Record Check (SFN 50424); and
- The gaming division does not conduct out of state record checks. Contact information for other states is provided for convenience. It is the responsibility of the submitting entity/manager to ensure timely completion all required records checks.
- The organization must complete and submit Gaming Organization Email Contact (SFN 54481).
A state gaming license must be renewed before June 30 each year. Submit:
- State Gaming License Reapplication Form (SFN 53838);
- Site Authorization (SFN 17996) approved by the local governing body for each location where gaming will be conducted;
- For each location where gaming will be conducted that is not owned by the nonprofit corporation, a Rental Agreement (SFN 9413);
- A Current Gaming Employee List (SFN 54270);
- A copy of the organization’s internal control manual; and
- A license fee of $175 per jurisdiction where gaming will be conducted – payable to “Office of Attorney General.”
Adding Gaming Sites during the License Year
To add a gaming site during the year the organization must complete and submit:
If the site will be the first site located in the city or (if outside city limits) county location, a license fee of $175.00 must accompany the forms when submitted to this office.
Local or Restricted Event Permits
An organization or group of people who want to hold a gaming fundraiser (such as a raffle or poker event) need to apply to the city or county for a Local or Restricted Event Permit. The following state forms must be used by city or county officials issuing the local permit:
- Application for a Local or Restricted Event Permit (SFN 9338)
- Local or Restricted Event Permit (SFN 17926)
- When a restricted event permit is issued, a Report on a Restricted Event Permit or Political Party Raffle Event (SFN 52880) must be filed with the Office of Attorney General within 30 days of the event.