Print Page

Charitable Gaming

Help Aliveness Gaming

There are two bills in front of our Minnesota state legislators at this time that will effect Non-profit Charitable Gambling. In the House it is called HF226 and the Senate it is known as SF419. The bills do not change the tax rates, but will provide some relief by allowing organizations to deduct their donations from their taxes.
Currently organizations are taxed first by the state. After paying expenses for games and people, the amount that is left is available for donation. These bills will allow organizations to take a credit for those donations made, thus reducing the total taxes paid. This reduction would mean more funds would be available to give Aliveness as a donation.
We are seeking everyone, members and supporters to help by writing your House and Senate Representatives urging them to support these bills. Click here for more information on the issue, how to contact your Representatives and a sample letter.
Thank you

The Aliveness Project Charitable Gaming operates as a separate organization whose sole mission is to raise funds through legal gaming to return to our parent organization. With the help and support of our bar sites and our customers, we are able to return funds to support the greater mission of The Aliveness Project.

Charitable Gaming offers Pull Tabs, Tri Wheel and Bingo at the following sites (click on site to go to their Web site/Map)

A paper pull-tab is a multi-ply card with perforated break-open tabs, which are initially covered to conceal one or more numbers or symbols, and where one or more of each set of tickets or cards has been designated in advance as a winner. Our sites mostly play games that are $1 and $2 per ticket games. We play offer either a live booth or a machine at all of our gaming sites. Winning tickets purchased from a machine are redeemed with the bartender.

19 Bar, 19 West 15th Street, Minneapolis, 612-871-5553

Brass Rail, 422 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, 612-332-7245

eagleBOLTbar, 515 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis, 612-338-4214

Game Sports Bar, 2841 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, 612-259-7520

Gay 90's 408 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis MN 55401 612-333-7755

Lush Food Bar 990 Central Avenue Minneapolis MN 55413 612-208-0358

Morrissey's Irish Pub 913 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-465-8555

Saloon, 830 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-332-0833

Smack Shack, 603 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, 612-259-7288

The Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104, 651-646-7087

Union Bar and Grill, 731 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403, 612-455-6690


The Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104, 651-646-7087

A Paddle Wheel or Tri Wheel is a manually operated vertical wheel marked off into sections containing numbers or number/symbol combinations that, after being spun, uses a pointer to indicate the winning number on the wheel. A Tri Wheel is like Roulette on the wall. There are three rows of numbers and letters around the wheel, divided into three colored sections that match the betting table. Depending on which color section you place a bet the pay out varies. The blue section pays 35 to one, yellow 17 to one, orange section pays 8 to one. Line bets, betting on the numbers in a line on the table, pay out 3 to one or 4 to one depending on the color selected. There is a minimum $5 bet to spin the wheel. Each sheet of tickets costs $5 and can be split into 5 separate bets or placed on one number.

Smack Shack, 603 Washington Ave No, Minneapolis MN 55401, 612-259-7288
The Wheel is spun on Wednesday and Thursday 6 pm - 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 6 pm - 1 am and Sunday 5 pm - 9 pm

Prizes are based on a percentage of the amount of sales for each game. Each program offers a progressive jackpot of $1000. The jackpot starts at 45 numbers called and adds one number each week to a maximum of 60 numbers until the jackpot is given away. Then it restarts at 45 numbers.

The Town House
Join us for BINGO every Friday beginning at 6:00 PM at the Town House.
The Town House, 1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-646-7087

Join us for BINGO every Thursday beginning at 8:00 PM at the eagleBOLTbar.
eagleBoltbar, 513 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis, 613-338-0896

Lush Food Bar
Join us for Bingo every Saturday beginning at 2:00 PM at the Lush Food Bar
Lush Food Bar, 990 Central Avenue Minneapolis MN 55413 612-208-0358

Gay 90's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday starting at 8:00 PM in the Happy Hour Bar at the Gay 90's
Gay 90's, 408 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-333-7755

Please show your support for those that support us. All proceeds from these events benefit The Aliveness Project, License #04988. Thank you.

The Aliveness Project

Our Location

Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota.

Strategic Plan