What is Charitable Gambling and why do non-profits, such as Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, utilize a Charitable Gambling Department?
Charitable Gambling was developed as another means for non-profits organizations to raise money to help contribute to their communities and cause. Charitable Gambling Departments must adhere to the laws and regulations set forth by the Minnesota Department of Revenue as well as the Minnesota Gambling Control Board. Minnesota Youth Athletic Services Charitable Gambling Department has maintained a 5-star rating with the Gambling Control Board for over 10 years. What this means is that we have expended all profits out into the community, as is required; this 5-star rating is only given to organizations that have fulfilled this obligation.
MYAS’s Charitable Gambling Department is unique in the fact that we are one of the few organizations that has a full-time fully involved Gambling Manager, Deb Dahl. Other organizations’ Gambling Managers are part-time positions, therefore a lot of their reporting is outsourced. In June of 2013, Deb was awarded, by Allied Charities of Minnesota, the 12 Who Shine award for her service, dedication and leadership within the community demonstrating her determination, efforts and commitment to ensuring MYAS’s name and reputation stands out.
Where are your charitable gambling sites?
Currently our sites consists of:
- Cowboy Jack’s - Bloomington (booth with sellers, weekly meat raffle and weekly Bingo)
- Cowboy Jack's - Downtown Minneapolis (machine dispensed)
- JT’s Food and Cocktails/Best Western - Bloomington (machine dispensed)
- The Joint - Minneapolis (booth sellers, and weekly meat raffle)
- The Original Broadway Pizza - Minneapolis (bar-op where they sell behind the bar and E-Tab devices).