How to Reduce Your Risk of Accepting an Altered Pickle Card
- Post a sign advising that all pickle cards must be played and redeemed on the premises at the time of sale. If selling pickle cards through a dispensing device, post the sign clearly on the device itself.
- Check the identification of anyone you do not know who is redeeming a high-tier winning pickle card. Write the individual's name, address, and date of birth directly on the pickle card.
- Institute a policy and post a sign advising that the payment of high-tier winners may be delayed for 24 hours. This will give you time to carefully examine any winning card. Do not let the individual leave the premises with the pickle card; retain the card and advise that it must be approved by management. Provide a receipt for the card if necessary.
- Keep track of the number of high-tier winners redeemed. This will help you ensure that not too many winners are paid.
- Properly deface and dispose of all winning pickle cards. Counterfeiters may try to obtain played pickle cards from your trash. Mark through winning symbols with a black marker before disposing of pickle cards.
- Report any suspicious behavior to the Department. If someone refuses to show identification or leaves the premises in a hurry with the pickle card, and you can obtain a vehicle license plate number without endangering yourself, please do so. Immediately telephone the Department's Charitable Gaming Division toll free at (877) 564-1315 or (402) 471-5937.
- If reporting after 5:00 p.m., or during the weekend, please telephone Investigator Mike Olsen at (402) 471-5948, or Investigator Howard Greene at (402) 595-2019 and leave a message. Both investigators check their messages frequently.
Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Nebraska Department of Revenue Charitable Gaming Division at (402) 471-5937, or toll free (877) 564-1315.
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