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(A) Purpose. The purpose of this subchapter is to regulate and control the use of the gambling devices and bingo and to prohibit commercialization thereof assuring compliance with M.S. §§ 349.31, 609.75, as they may be amended from time to time, and Chapter 261 of the laws of the state, 1976, which are incorporated herein by this reference.
(B) Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ACTIVE MEMBER. A member of the organization requesting a license whose dues are paid for the current membership period and who has been a member for at least six months.
ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATION. Any fraternal, religious, veteran, or other nonprofit organization which has been in existence for at least three years and has at least 15 active members.
GAMBLING DEVICES. Gambling devices known as paddlewheels or tipboards, or apparatus materials used in conducting raffles.
PADDLEWHEEL. A wheel marked off into sections containing one or more numbers and which, after being turned or spun, uses a pointer or marker to indicate the winner.
PROFIT. The gross receipts from the operation of gambling devices and the conduct of raffles, less reasonable sums expended for prized, local licensing fees, taxes, and cost of maintenance of the devices.
TIPBOARD. A board, place card, or other device marked off in a grid or similar pattern in which each section contains a hidden number or numbers or other symbol which determines the winning chances.
(Prior Code Ch. 35, § 5)