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Amendment 4, approved by the voters on November 4, 2014, will allow 501(c)(19) tax exempt organizations to hold an annual gaming event. Before these organizations can hold such events, legislation must be enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly to incorporate the changes brought by Amendment 4. If you or your organization have questions or need information, please contact the Division at (615) 741-2555 or

The Charitable Gaming Implementation Law authorizes eligible 501(c)(3) organizations to hold an annual “game of chance” fundraising event.   In order to conduct such an event, an organization must file the following with the division:

  • An application and all required attachments between July 1 and January 31 each year for the events to be held the following July 1 - June 30.
  • A non-refundable fee

The division will review the application and transmit a list of all qualifying applicants to the General Assembly for its authorization.


For more information call the Division of Charitable Solicitations at (615) 741-2555.