The Department of Charitable Gaming provides a regulatory framework allowing charitable gaming to thrive as a viable fundraising mechanism. The department helps to ensure the productivity of charitable gaming through appropriate regulation, oversight and education. Our agency is privileged to partner with charities to accomplish these goals and looks forward to continuing that partnership. The department continues to seek new ways to assist charities in gaming, while policing the industry to ensure that charities do not fall prey to those seeking to use charitable gaming as a means to make money for themselves.
As we look to the future, the department will continue to strive to ensure that charitable gaming is an activity in which more charities participate to make money for their causes, and to make the industry safer for those charities already gaming. As always, the department serves as a resource for charities and has training available. Also, the office is working to make its website more informative and educational for charities. With your help, charitable gaming has a bright future.
Notice to Organizations regarding Electronic Pulltabs and contact by Manufacturers and Distributors:
The regulations governing the use of electronic pulltabs are still under review. Electronic pulltabs cannot be used in the conduct of charitable gaming until those regulations are officially approved. After the regulations are approved, electronic pulltab devices and games must be certified by a testing laboratory and then the department must approve those devices and games. Please be advised that while you may be contacted by manufacturers and distributors of electronic pulltab devices, you cannot enter into a contract with a distributor or manufacturer to provide these products until the regulations are finalized, the product has been certified by the testing laboratory, and the department has approved the product. The department will notify you once the regulations are final. The certification and approval process will take a minimum of sixty (60) days following the date of the regulation approval. If you have any questions regarding the status of regulations or approvals, please feel free to contact Scott Jones or Noelle Bailey. As a reminder, manufacturers cannot also be licensed distributors and cannot directly provide, or contract to provide, any charitable gaming supplies or equipment, including electronic pulltab devices, to your organization.
Fee increase goes into effect Oct. 1, 2015.
Pursuant to KRS 238.570, as of Oct. 1, 2015, the fee on charitable gaming gross receipts will be .00962. The fee will be applied beginning with all 2015 4th Quarter Financial Reports and 2015 Annual Financial Reports.
Phone: (502) 573- 5528 Toll Free: (800) 729- 5672
Fax: (502) 573-6625