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.
Organizations regarding Electronic Pulltabs and contact by Manufacturers and
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.