Presented by Acting Commissioner Marty Hammons Department of Charitable Gaming
Charitable Gaming Defined Bingo, pull tabs, raffles, casino games, and games of chance at picnics and festivals Conducted for fundraising purposes by charitable organization It does not include: slot machines electronic video gaming devices wagering on live sporting events simulcast of horse races
Who Can Game? Churches, veterans, and volunteer fire departments Public and private schools, booster and athletic groups Fraternal or civic organizations Neighborhood associations, community centers, downtown revitalization groups, park and fair boards, tourism commissions Humane societies Art associations Hospital foundations
Where Can They Game? Office location Raffles Split-the-pot at meetings/functions At your meeting hall Pull tabs At your meeting hall Special events – i.e. Fish Fry, Super Bowl party, Picnics, festivals, fairs Poker tournaments Gaming facility Conferences/conventions – with a Special Limited Charity Fundraising Event License
Who Must Have a License? Every organization that games Only exception: Raffles with ticket sales of $150 or less No more than three of these type of raffles per calendar year All money donated to a charitable cause
Types of Licenses Exempt license Only bingo, raffles and festival games No pull tabs or casino nights Regular gaming license All forms of gaming allowed Allows four special events per year
Licensing Requirements & Fees Tax exempt status or public school In existence for three years as a charitable organization Making progress toward charitable goal Office in county for one year Fees
Our Mission Set standards which ensure honesty and integrity Prevent the commercialization of charitable gaming Prevent participation by criminal and other undesirable elements
Department Organization Executive Staff Advisory Commission General Counsel Staff Attorney Licensing & Compliance Div Enforcement Div Licensing & Accounting Branch Audit Branch Compliance Branch Investigative Branch
Benefits to Kentucky Charities $427 million prior to expenses made by charities in 2009 Kentucky charities earned over $53 million for their charitable purpose Average profit per organization was $75,600
Percentages of Gaming Activities 75% Pull Tab 20% Bingo 3% Raffles 2% Special Events
Current Licensees * Charity Fundraising Event ** Special Limited Charity Fundraising Event
Top Charities in Gross Receipts Pull Tabs VFW #1168 Greenup County $2,669,943.40 Bingo Helping Hands Health Clinic, Inc. Todd County $655,748.26 Raffles National Corvette Museum Foundation, Inc. Warren County $2,309,670.00
Great Fundraising Opportunity Not just bingo Some of our most profitable organizations conduct a variety of games to keep energy and interest high Very little expense with raffles, pull tabs, casino nights or festivals
Hurricane Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Pikeville What will you be able to contribute to your community?
Jaden’s Run in Hopkinsville Charitable giving changes lives through events like this poker run. Approximately $30,000 was raised for an 11 year old boy with leukemia!
Options Unlimited in Louisville This brand new $40,000 handicapped accessible bus was the direct result of Bingo proceeds.
Universal Playground in Pikeville Hillbilly Christmas in July
Licensee Training Offered in Frankfort Offered throughout the state per your request Separate training for raffles and special events DCG staff will assist you in the licensing process Our web site is a great source of informationwww.dcg.ky.gov