The following words and terms, when used in this Division C, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   BET. A bargain whereby the parties mutually agree to a gain or loss by one to the other of specified money, property or benefit dependent upon chance although the chance is accompanied by some element of skill. The following, however, are not bets:
      (a)   A contract to insure, indemnify, guarantee or otherwise compensate another for a harm or loss sustained, even though the loss depends upon chance;
      (b)   A contract for the purchase or sale at a future date of securities or other commodities;
      (c)   Offers of purses, prizes or premiums to the actual contestants in any bona fide contest for the determination of skill, speed, strength, endurance or quality or to the bona fide owners of animals or other property entered in such a contest;
      (d)   The game of bingo when conducted in compliance with M.S. Chapter 349, as it may amended from time to time;
      (e)   A private social bet not part of or incidental to organized, commercialized or systematic gambling.
      (f)   The operation of equipment or the conduct of a raffle under M.S. Chapter 349, as it may amended from time to time, by an organization licensed by the gambling control board or an organization exempt from licensing under M.S. Chapter 349; as it may amended from time to time;
      (g)   Pari-mutuel betting on horse racing when the betting is conducted under M.S. Chapter 240, as it may amended from time to time; or
      (h)   The purchase and sale of state lottery tickets under M.S. Chapter 349A, as it may amended from time to time.
   BUCKET SHOP. A place wherein the operator is engaged in making in the form of purchases or sales on public exchanges of securities, commodities or other personal property for future delivery to be settled at prices dependent on the chance of those prevailing at the public exchanges without a bona fide purchase or sale being in fact made on a board of trade or exchange.
   CASINO GAMING EVENT. An event, which is not open to the general public, at which persons are given the opportunity to participate in games of chance normally found in casinos including blackjack, poker and keno, but excluding roulette and dice, provided that the opportunity to participate in such games is not afforded by any consideration and provided that any winnings from the games are in the form of “play money,” scrip or redeemable tokens that are used to purchase or receive items of value that are donated to or by the organization sponsoring the event and not in any way paid for by the persons participating in the games.
   GAMBLING DEVICE. A contrivance which for a consideration affords the player an opportunity to obtain something of value, other than free plays, automatically from the machine or otherwise, the award of which is determined principally by chance. It includes any video game of chance, as defined by M.S. § 609.75, subd. 8, as it may amended from time to time.
   GAMBLING EQUIPMENT. Bingo hard cards or paper sheets, devices for selecting bingo numbers, pull-tabs, jar tickets, paddlewheels, paddlewheel tabs, paddletickets, paddleticket cards, tipboard tickets, pull-tab dispensing devices and tipboards.
   GAMBLING PLACE. A location or structure, stationary or movable, or any part thereof, wherein, as one of its uses, betting is permitted or promoted, an illegal lottery is conducted or assisted, or a gambling device is operated.
   ISSUING AUTHORITY. The City of Bloomington License Section.
   SPORTS BOOKMAKING. The activity of intentionally receiving, recording or forwarding within any 30-day period more than five , or offers to , that total more than $2,500 on any one or more sporting event.
(1958 Code, § 128.08)  (Recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 97-4, passed 2-18-1997; Ord. 2007-17, passed 4-9-2007)