Raffles and games of chance are not legal in the State of Iowa except when the proper permit is issued by the state. Student groups must contact the City of Des Moines to obtain proper permit. Contact the Assistant Dean of Students for more information. The types of games that may be conducted by permit are raffles, carnival-type games and casino-type games except slot machines. No more than $1 may be charged to play a game or buy a raffle ticket and no prize or merchandise with a value greater than $50 may be awarded. Student groups and organizations using the permit are required by state law to pay the five percent Iowa sales tax on all monies collected.