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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Amusement & Game

Amusement & Game License

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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: 3/26/2015 3:31:44 PM

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