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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:

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department of charitable gaming
Presented by

Acting Commissioner Marty Hammons

Department of Charitable Gaming
charitable gaming defined
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
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
Where Can They Game?

Office location


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
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
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
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


our mission
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
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
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
Percentages of Gaming Activities

75% Pull Tab

20% Bingo

3% Raffles

2% Special Events

current licensees
Current Licensees

* Charity Fundraising Event

** Special Limited Charity Fundraising Event

top charities in gross receipts
Top Charities in Gross Receipts

Pull Tabs

VFW #1168 Greenup County $2,669,943.40


Helping Hands Health

Clinic, Inc. Todd County $655,748.26


National Corvette Museum

Foundation, Inc. Warren County $2,309,670.00

great fundraising opportunity
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

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Hurricane Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Pikeville

What will you be able to contribute to your community?

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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!

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Options Unlimited in Louisville

This brand new $40,000 handicapped accessible bus was the direct result of Bingo proceeds.

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Universal Playground in Pikeville

Hillbilly Christmas in July

licensee training
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