Will I need to submit a Bingo application each time our organization would like to hold a Bingo event?
Answer: Bingo events may be held once a week. You may apply for three months of Bingo events per application. After your first Bingo application is approved, it is not necessary to re-submit your IRS letter or formation papers unless the Board office requests them or the information changes. See Bingo Event.
How many Charitable Gaming events may I apply for on one application?
How long does it take for approval of a Gaming application?
Answer: The Board is scheduled to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month. It reviews applications that are complete and received at least ten business days before its meeting. When possible, you should submit your application to the Board office 60 days before a proposed event date in order to allow the Board two meetings for review. See also
Are children allowed to play or be present at Gaming events?
What is a “qualified organization”?
Answer: Qualified organizations are volunteer fire companies, veterans organizations, religious or charitable organizations, and fraternal societies that have been in existence at least two years provided that
When do we need a permit for a raffle?
Answer: Qualified charitable organizations must obtain a raffle permit when any of the following applies:
You are not required to obtain a raffle permit from the Board only if all of the following apply:
What games are permissible for Charitable Gambling?
Answer: The following games are permitted:
What are wagering limits?
Answer: In charitable gambling other than bingo, there is no limit on the amount a person may bet and no limit on the amount a person may win, except that no one may lose more than $150 in a single day.
Can Instant Bingo be played during a regular Bingo Event?
Answer: Instant or Sealed Games and regular Bingo Events are to be played separately. Your organization must have both a current annual license for Instant or Sealed Games and separate permits for each regular Bingo Event date. If you have both the annual Instant or Sealed Games license and the Bingo Event permit for a given date, you may play Instant or Sealed Games on the Bingo Event date. However, Instant or Sealed Games may be played only before or after the regular Bingo games or during breaks. You may not play Instant or Sealed Games as part of a regular Bingo game.