CHAPTER 100GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR SOCIAL AND CHARITABLE GAMBLING[Prior to 12/17/86, Revenue Department, Ch 91][Prior to 11/18/87, Racing and Gaming Division][Prior to 6/14/89, Racing and Gaming Division, Ch 20]481100.1(99B) Definitions. In addition to the definitions found in Iowa Code chapter 99B, and unless specifically defined in 481—Chapters 101 to 107, the following definitions apply to all social and charitable gambling rules.
"Bingo supplies and equipment" means a machine, display board, monitor, card, bingo paper, or any other implement or provision used in the conduct of the game of bingo licensed pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 99B.
"Director" means the director of the department of inspections and appeals.
"Responsible party" means the individual identified on the license application as the contact person. The responsible party is expected to have a general knowledge of Iowa gambling laws and rules. This individual is deemed to be an agent of the organization until the department is notified otherwise in writing.Related ARC(s): 4013C481100.2(99B) Licensure. Gambling shall only occur upon receipt of a license issued by the department. The license shall be prominently displayed at the gambling location. 100.2(1) Types of gambling licenses—qualified organizations. A qualified organization (QO), as defined in Iowa Code section 99B.1(26), may apply for the six following license types, each of which permits the activities listed. A QO with a two-year QO license may also apply for a seventh license type, a very large raffle license.License type/Activity typeTwo-year QOOne-year QO180-day QO90-day QO14-day QOBingo at a fair or festivalBingoThree occasions per week; 15 occasions per monthNoNoNoTwo occasionsOne occasion per day for length of fair or festivalGames of skill and chanceUnlimited carnival-style gamesNoNoNoUnlimited carnival-style gamesNoGame nightOne per calendar yearOne per calendar yearOne per calendar yearOne per calendar yearOne per calendar yearNoVery small and small rafflesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedNoLarge rafflesOne per calendar yearEight per license period, each conducted in a different countyOne per calendar yearOne per calendar yearOne per calendar yearNoVery large rafflesOne per calendar year, requires additional very large raffle licenseOne per calendar year, requires additional very large raffle licenseNoNoNoNoElectronic rafflesOne small raffle per day; one large raffle per calendar yearNoNoNoNoNo 100.2(2) Other types of gambling licenses. There are four other types of gambling licenses: a. One-year license for an amusement concession. b. Two-year license for social gambling in beer and liquor establishments. c. Two-year license for social gambling in public places. d. Annual license for manufacturers and distributors of bingo equipment and supplies or electronic raffle systems. 100.2(3) Political action committees ineligible. Political action committees are not qualified organizations as defined in Iowa Code section 99B.1(26) and are not eligible for gambling licenses.Related ARC(s): 4013C481100.3(99B) License application. 100.3(1) Applications. Applications may be completed online or downloaded by visiting dia.iowa.gov and clicking on the link for “Social and Charitable Gambling.” A paper application may be requested from the Social and Charitable Gambling Unit, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0083; or by calling (515)281-6848. 100.3(2) Receipt of application. An application shall be submitted at least 30 days before the beginning date requested. 100.3(3) Fees. License fees are not refundable. 100.3(4) Documentation. Qualified organizations applying for a charitable gambling license must submit with the application documentation, as described in the application, to prove tax-exempt status. 100.3(5) Application for incorrect license. If the applicant does not apply for the appropriate license, the license fee may be applied to the appropriate license within 30 days of notification to the applicant by the department. For example, the applicant applies for a 90-day qualified organization license but wishes to conduct bingo. The fee for the 90-day qualified organization license may be applied to a two-year or 14-day qualified organization license, if the applicant responds within 30 days of notification by the department. 100.3(6) Incomplete application submitted. If the applicant submits an incomplete application, the application may be completed and submitted within 30 days of notification to the applicant by the department without forfeiting the fee submitted with the incomplete application.Related ARC(s): 4013C481100.4(99B) Additional requirements for licensure. In addition to requirements for licensure found in Iowa Code chapter 99B, the department may use the following standards to determine whether to issue a gambling license. These standards do not apply to licensure of manufacturers or distributors of bingo equipment and supplies or electronic raffle equipment. 100.4(1) Sales tax permit—exemptions. Qualified organizations shall either possess or have made application for a sales tax permit at the time the license application is submitted. The following gambling activities are exempt from sales and local option taxes: a. Gambling activities conducted by county and city governments. b. Gambling activities held by the Iowa state fair, Iowa state fair authority, or Iowa state fair foundation (organized under Iowa Code chapter 173), including gambling activities that occur outside of the annual scheduled fair event. c. Gambling activities held by a fair (as defined in Iowa Code section 174.1(2)), including gambling activities that occur outside of scheduled fair events. d. Raffles held by a licensed qualified organization at a fair as defined in Iowa Code section 99B.1 and pursuant to the requirements specified in Iowa Code section 99B.24. e. Raffles, whether or not they are conducted at a fair event, where the proceeds are used to provide educational scholarships by a qualifying organization representing veterans as defined in Iowa Code section 99B.27(1)“b.” 100.4(2) State tax liabilities. The applicant must have no outstanding state tax liabilities or, if there are outstanding state tax liabilities, the applicant must have entered into a negotiated repayment plan with the department of revenue and be current in all payments pursuant to the plan. A copy of the repayment plan shall be submitted with the licensure application. 100.4(3) Revocation—no license issued. a. No one involved in an organization with a gambling license revocation action pending will be granted a license similar to the license revoked. b. No one with a gambling license currently under revocation may be issued any gambling license during the period of revocation. c. A license will not be issued if there is a current revocation of either a gambling or a liquor license for the location named on the license application. 100.4(4) Criminal violations. No applicant shall have been convicted of or pled guilty to a criminal violation of Iowa gambling law. 100.4(5) Violations of gambling law or Iowa alcoholic beverage control Act. Violation of gambling law or the Iowa alcoholic beverage control Act affects whether a gambling license is issued. a. The applicant may have no more than two convictions of or guilty pleas to serious or aggravated misdemeanors in the last two years. This includes any combination of serious or aggravated misdemeanors. b. No liquor license shall have been suspended within the last 12 months because of a conviction of or guilty plea to a criminal violation of the Iowa alcoholic beverage control Act (Iowa Code chapter 123). c. No liquor license shall have been revoked because of a conviction of or guilty plea to a criminal violation of the Iowa alcoholic beverage control Act. d. No applicant shall have been convicted of a felony, federal or state, within five years of the date of the application. For felony convictions more than five years prior to the date of the application, citizenship rights must have been restored in order for the application to be considered.Related ARC(s): 4013C481100.5(99B) Returned checks. If a check intended to pay for any license provided for under Iowa Code chapter 99B is not honored for payment by the bank on which the check is drafted, the department will attempt to redeem the check. The department will notify the applicant of the need to provide sufficient payment. An additional fee of $25 shall be assessed for each dishonored check. If the department does not receive cash to replace the check, no license will be issued.Related ARC(s): 4013C481100.6(99B) Payment systems. Licensees allowing participants to make payment by debit card, as authorized by Iowa Code section 99B.5, shall ensure that payment systems comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding payment card processing and the protection of personal information. Licensees conducting amusement concessions at a fair and allowing participants to make payment by credit card, as authorized by 2018 Iowa Acts, House File 2417, section 1, shall ensure that payment systems comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding payment card processing and the protection of personal information.Related ARC(s): 4013C481100.7(99B) Participation—game of skill, game of chance or raffle. No one who conducts a game of skill, game of chance or raffle may participate in the game or raffle. For purposes of this rule, an individual “conducts” a raffle if the individual directly participates in the mechanism of selection of the prize, such as drawing the winning entry. For purposes of this rule, an individual “conducts” a game of skill or game of chance if, for example, the person is a dealer or a croupier or otherwise operates the game.Related ARC(s): 4013C481100.8(99B) Posted rules—games other than bingo and raffles. Rules established by the licensee shall be posted on a sign near the front of the playing area or made available electronically at each player’s location. Rules for each game shall be accessible to a player before the player forfeits money to play the game. Rules shall be in large, easily readable print and shall include:
- The name and mailing address of the licensee;
- Prices to play;
- How winners will be determined;
- Prize(s) or categories of prizes for each game; and
- Rules established by the licensee for the game. Rules shall define a game and indicate the cost per game. For example, a game might be one opportunity to shoot and make one basket, or three opportunities to shoot and make one basket.
- Equality, or
- Three-card monte.