State agency clarifies position on cake walk fundraisers: No charitable gaming licenses required after all

From the Kentucky Department of Education

During the Redbook revision process, KDE received information from the Department of Charitable Gaming (DCG) indicating the classification for cake walks had changed and they were to be considered a “game of chance,” subject to licensing requirements.

Since that time, DCG has clarified its position that cake walks are not subject to licensing requirements.

Information regarding cake walks has been updated in the Redbook FAQs available on the KDE website at:

Questions regarding Redbook maybe directed to Susan Barkley at or 502-564-3930, extension 4437.

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