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Game Room License

This license is for an establishment or premises in which four or more coin-operated mechanical devices, as defined in Section 318.01 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, except coin-operated billiard and pool tables, are kept or maintained for use by the public.

From September 1 to May 31, weekday hours of operation are limited to 11:00 am - midnight. Minors may not be admitted between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

No person licensed to sell intoxicating or nonintoxicating liquor at retail shall be required to have a game room license for the premises described in such intoxicating or nonintoxicating liquor license.

If you have questions, contact DSI at (651) 266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 406 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about game rooms.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:


Your application will be administratively reviewed by DSI Licensing, Zoning and Fire Inspection staff. This review may include on site inspections(s) to verify compliance with applicable regulations. You will be informed of any required inspections including the name and telephone number of the inspector after the submission of a completed license application. The location must be in compliance with all applicable regulations and/or license conditions before any license may be issued.


The annual fee for a Game Room License is $178.00 per location.


A Game Room License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

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