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Office of Management & Finance

Revenue Bureau

Phone: 503-823-5157

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Social Game Permits

The City’s Social Game permit program regulates the operators of social games, restricting location, age, dollar amount of play, and other rules to protect the public peace, safety and morals. 

A Social Game is a game, other than a lottery, between players in a private business, private club or place of public accommodation where no house player, house bank or house odds exist and there is no house income from the operation of the social game. A person or business that wants to operate a Social Game must have a permit from the City. 

Annual Permit Fees: $500 per location

Program contact:

Anne Holm
Phone: (503) 865-2488


Portland City Code Chapter 14A.70

Gambling, Social Games, and Unlawful Amusement Games or Concessions

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