Charitable Gambling Regulation Review

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The Bloomington City Council is considering changes to the City’s charitable gambling regulations. The goal of potential changes is to increase the amount of charitable gambling revenue that stays within and benefits the Bloomington community.


Before any decisions are made, the City is gathering feedback from charitable gambling organizations regarding how potential changes would impact their operations.

Potential ordinance changes under consideration by the City Council include:

  • Establishing a 10% charitable contribution fund
  • Increasing the current 30% trade area requirement
  • Requiring that charitable gambling organizations operating within Bloomington have a local tie to the City

In addition, the City Council recently received a request from the Mall of America to remove a regulation that limits charitable gambling to the fourth floor. The potential change would allow charitable gambling within eligible tenants throughout the Mall of America. The City Council will be reviewing this request as part of its overall review of charitable gambling regulations.


Pull Tabs and Electronic Pull Tabs
Photo credit: State of MN

The Bloomington City Council is considering changes to the City’s charitable gambling regulations. The goal of potential changes is to increase the amount of charitable gambling revenue that stays within and benefits the Bloomington community.


Before any decisions are made, the City is gathering feedback from charitable gambling organizations regarding how potential changes would impact their operations.

Potential ordinance changes under consideration by the City Council include:

  • Establishing a 10% charitable contribution fund
  • Increasing the current 30% trade area requirement
  • Requiring that charitable gambling organizations operating within Bloomington have a local tie to the City

In addition, the City Council recently received a request from the Mall of America to remove a regulation that limits charitable gambling to the fourth floor. The potential change would allow charitable gambling within eligible tenants throughout the Mall of America. The City Council will be reviewing this request as part of its overall review of charitable gambling regulations.

Page last updated: 16 Sep 2022, 10:14 AM