Alaska Statutes.
Title 5. Amusements and Sports
Chapter 15. Games of Chance and Contests of Skill
Section 160. Authorized Expenses.
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AS 05.15.160. Authorized Expenses.

(a) The only expenses that may be incurred or paid in connection with the operation of an activity under a permit issued under this chapter are bona fide expenses reasonably necessary for

(1) goods, wares, and merchandise necessary for the operation of the activity;

(2) personal services involved with the operation of the activity, including those performed by

(A) an employee of the permittee; or

(B) an operator hired by the permittee to conduct the activity if the compensation is not related to the receipts from the activity.

(b) Municipalities, qualified organizations, and operators may pay their employees a reasonable amount in wages or other compensation for personal services rendered by their employees while the employees are engaged in activities subject to this chapter. A reasonable amount of compensation is an amount approximating the amount ordinarily paid by similar businesses for similar work performed under similar circumstances.

(c) The total amount of authorized expenses that may be incurred under (a) of this section in connection with a pull-tab activity may not exceed 70 percent of the adjusted gross income from that pull-tab activity.

(d) The total amount of authorized expenses that may be incurred under (a) of this section in connection with any gaming activity other than pull-tabs or Calcutta pools may not exceed 90 percent of the adjusted gross income from that gaming activity.

(e) The total amount of expenses that may be incurred and prizes that may be awarded under (a) of this section in connection with a Calcutta pool may not exceed 50 percent of the pool of wagers.

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