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Gambling Control Board

Also known as:
Minnesota Gambling Control Board
Active dates:1989-

Issues, suspends, and revokes licenses of organizations, bingo halls, and distributors and manufacturers of gambling equipment. Also registers gambling equipment, collects license fees, inspects records, and conducts hearings to insure the integrity of gambling operations in Minnesota and their compliance with applicable laws and rules. (Source: Official communication from the office of the governor of the state of Minnesota, 24 July 1992).


Replaced Charitable Gambling Control Board in 1989.


As of 2012, 7 members (5 members appointed by governor, 1 member appointed by the commissioner of public safety, 1 member appointed by the attorney general; no more than 3 members appointed by the governor may belong to the same political party); appointed by governor, commissioner of public safety, attorney general; senate confirmation required; 4-year terms; per diem and expenses; members file with Ethical Practices Board.; 1990: 6 members; senate confirmation required.

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Record last updated: 02/04/2019

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