Social Gaming Permit

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7.30.005 Social Gaming
(1) Social gaming, as authorized by state law, is permitted on premises that have obtained a social gaming permit subject to the following restrictions:

(A) No person may participate in social gaming other than a player as defined by ORS 167.117(16).

(B) No person may act as "house player” or “house bank.” 

(C) All games shall be conducted without house odds.

(D) No house income may be generated from the operation of the social game.

(E) The person responsible for the premises where social gaming occurs shall not permit any individual who is visibly intoxicated to participate in social gaming.

(2) The fee for a social gaming permit shall be established by Council resolution and may be based on the number of tables or on any other basis the Council deems appropriate.

(3) The City may inspect each location where social gaming has been permitted to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Chapter. The inspections may include an annual inspection, and inspections of the public portions of the premises during hours that the premises are open for business. The annual inspection may include a meeting to discuss the requirements of this Chapter.


Social Gaming Application


Submission Instructions

  • Mail complete application materials and check payment for the number of tables you are wanting permits for to the City of Bend ATTN: Social Gaming at 710 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97703.
  •  Submit complete application materials and payment payment for the number of tables you are wanting permits for in person to the Permit Center on the 1st floor of City Hall, 710 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97703. Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  •  Email complete application materials to and make the payment for the number of tables you are wanting permits for over the phone by calling the Utility Billing Offices at 541-388-5515 and pressing 0.