ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a recent effort to ensure compliance with Minnesota alcohol and gambling laws, agents from the Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (DPS-AGED), along with the Gambling Control Board (GCB) conducted random checks of 39 bars around the state during a two-month period. No violations were found in 80 percent of the establishments.
The random checks were conducted in Winona (15 establishments), Mankato (10 establishments) and St. Cloud (14 establishments).
Out of the 39 bars, AGED agents discovered minor infractions in seven of the establishments that included:
Illegal play of pull-tabs by employees.
An illegal raffle.
Serving of “mystery” shots, which are prohibited by law.
Pull-tab inventory not up to date.