Lawful Gambling


A Lawful Gambling Premises permit is required prior to the conduct of lawful gambling in Minnesota. Forms of gambling considered "lawful" are:

  • Bingo
  • Paddle Wheels
  • Pull-Tabs
  • Raffles
  • Tip Boards

A Premises Permit will only be issued to organizations who have been issued an Organization license through the Minnesota Gambling Control Board, and for operation at the following locations: in the licensed organization's hall where it holds regular meetings or in a licensed on-sale liquor, wine or beer establishment. Permits for raffle-only gambling activity may be approved for any proper location.

Premises permits are issued by the MN Gambling Control Board; however, submission of a Lawful Gambling Premises Request application to the City of Chanhassen and approval by City Council is required prior to application to the Board and-ultimately-the conduct of lawful gambling activity within Chanhassen.

Code Requirements

Guidance relating to Lawful Gambling is contained in the Chanhassen City Code, Chapter 10, Article V and Minnesota Statutes Section 349. All permit holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this Chapter and with applicable Minnesota Statutes and federal regulations.

Application Requirements

City Council action is required for review and approval of a lawful gambling premises permit prior to submitting application to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.  City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, except in December when there is only one meeting held on the second Monday.

Submit the following at least 30 days prior to the desired City Council meeting date: