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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Business Permits & Licenses

Amusement & Game

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An Amusement and Game license is required for video poker devices and other similar games.

An Amusement and Game license is required for anyone providing services or goods that fall into the following business categories:

  • Video Poker Devices
  • Mechanical/Electronic device / equipment
  • Keno, bingo, and raffle


  • Arcades with coin-operated machines
    • 101+ Games: $1,000.00
    • 1-5 Games: $100.00
    • 51-100 Games: $500.00
    • 6-50 Games: $300.00
    • seasonal: $250.00 (6 Months or less)
  • Mechanical/Electronic Device License
    • All other: $15.00 per device
    • Video Draw Poker: $50.00 per device
    • Video games, pinball or flipper devices: $50.00 per device
  • Raffle- one annually: $10.00
  • Bingo lessor: $1,000.00
  • Bingo, keno and raffles: $100.00

Required documents/steps

Mechanical/Electronic/Video Poker License:

Bingo, Keno, or Raffle permit or license:

  • Occupational License Application
  • Application form
  • Copy of letter from the I.R.S. showing tax exempt status in accordance with 501c 3, 4, 8, or 19 statues.
  • Affidavit on each person conducting or aiding with the games that they are active members of the organization, responsible for operations and a domicile of Orleans Parish.
  • Sworn affidavit by applicant that he does not conduct a bingo, keno or raffle in any other parish of this state.
  • Photo copy of State’s Bingo, Keno or Raffle license.
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Last updated: 11/6/2013 3:08:53 PM

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