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  • 04 Dec 2015 09:07 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

    Below is a note from Tracy Wigen, organizer of the monthly gaming discussion group held in the Mpls./St. Paul metro area.  It is open to anyone involved with charitable gaming.  Some months there are presenters, some months it is group discussion, but it is always interesting and beneficial to me.  Ours can be a lonely business if you don't have regular contact with others that understand what you are dealing with on a regular basis.  

    Hope to see you at a meeting soon.

    Al Lund


    In December we will be meeting in the private dining area at Davanni's in Golden Valley and have a Roundtable Discussion


    In January we will be meeting at the Roseville VFW and Louis Karsnia will be speaking about his new web site based bookkeeping program.


    In February we will again be meeting at the Roseville VFW for another great Roundtable Discussion.


    If you have a topic of interest, a speaker that you would like to see, or have contact information for someone who would like to come, please send me an email.


    As always, check out the website for directions and updates:  http://mngamblingdiscussiongroup.yolasite.com/locations.php


    Sincerely,

     

    Tracy Wigen

    MN Gambling Discussion Group


  • 03 Dec 2015 13:03 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

    Please review the attached pdf for clarification on what you should be paying your employees.  We are continually working to have our determination of size be sales minus prizes, but as of today sales is the sole determiner of large versus a small employer.  

    mnminwage.pdf

  • 24 Nov 2015 13:23 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

    I received a call today from a non ACM member charity.  I was told that they have been getting invoices from ACM for equipment.  I told the charity that ACM does not sell equipment.  The only invoices that we issue are for annual membership, currently at $250 per year for both members and associate members.  As of January 1, 2016, members approved at the 2015 annual meeting that annual dues will be going to $275 for members and $300 for associate members on your annual renewal date.  There will be no $25 or $50 invoice for the increase coming from ACM.  If you receive an invoice that says it is from ACM, but does not seem correct, please call or scan/fax the invoice to ACM.  Regards, Al Lund 

  • 27 Oct 2015 12:40 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

    The system is back up and running.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 22 Oct 2015 12:42 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

    The ACM website is having issues with charities becoming members or paying their renewal on-line with a credit/debit card.  We are researching these issues and hope to have the system back in operation soon.  We appreciate your patience.

    The on-line registration system for convention is still operating and no issues are currently being reported with paying on line with a debit/credit card.  

  • 17 Aug 2015 15:04 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

    Change on Form G1 and Schedule A Line Order

    The Minnesota Department of Revenue recently revised the Lawful Gambling Monthly Tax Return (Form G1). The Gambling Control Board (GCB) also made changes to its Receipts and Expenses by Site (Form LG100A).

    Due to these changes, the lines on Form LG100A no longer are in the same order as Form G1.  

    When you report your lawful gambling activity on the tax return (Form G1), please verify that you report each form of gambling on the correct line.

    Lawful Purpose Expenditures

    Remember that you cannot include lawful gambling taxes paid on Form G1, line 21.

    Questions?

    If you have questions, contact the Lawful Gambling Tax Unit at 651-297-1772 orlawfulgambling@state.mn.us.


  • 08 Aug 2015 07:34 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

    http://cdcgamingreports.com/skill-based-slot-machines-still-far-from-reaching-casino-floors/

    If you have the time read the article about skill based slot machines.  This is what some are saying is the future of gaming, especially for younger demographics.  Skill based slots resemble the games that they all have grown up playing.  


    The interesting thing to me is that skill based removes the element of chance and therefore it can be argued that it is no longer gambling even though there will be winners and losers of actual money.  What may this come to mean for those of us in charitable gaming in Minnesota?


    These have a ways to go before they hit the floor in Vegas, but it will be something to follow.  


    I share articles like these from time to time.  I do that because it is my belief that to ignore what goes on in the rest of the gaming world can have dire consequences for our charitable world in the long run.  


  • 08 Aug 2015 07:24 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

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