March 10, 2006

Senate Bill 100: Charity gaming legislation
at a glance

Beginning July 1, the Indiana Gaming Commission will handle licensure and oversight of charitable gaming. On that day, the initial licensure fee will increase from $25 to $50. There also will be an increase in license renewal fees.

Parishes having a charitable gaming event in a calendar year will be able to submit an application for a license for the event without including the Social Security numbers of all the workers for the proposed event. Current law requires that Social Security numbers be provided for all volunteers at an event.

Parishes will also be able to hold up to five raffles on one license rather than getting a license for every raffle. Current law requires a license every time a parish holds a raffle.

The state will recognize the parents of a school as school members for the purposes of charity gaming.

For more information, write to the Indiana Gaming Commission, Suite 950, South Tower, 115 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46032 or call 317-233-0046 or visit the Web site at

Prior to July 1, parishes will obtain charity gaming information and licenses from the Indiana Department of Revenue. Charity gaming information and applications for charity gaming licenses can be found on the department’s Web site at †


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