2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 563. Bingo and raffle control.
563.63 Bingo account.
563.63563.63 Bingo account.
563.63(1)(1) Each licensed organization shall maintain one account which shall be designated as the "bingo account" and which shall be a regular or interest-bearing checking, share draft or negotiable order of withdrawal account from which canceled checks, share drafts or negotiable orders of withdrawal, or microfilm copies of any of them, may be obtained. All gross receipts derived from the conduct of bingo shall be deposited into the bingo account. No other receipts may be deposited in a bingo account. Deposits shall be made within 5 days following the date of a bingo occasion. All accounts shall be maintained in a financial institution located in this state.
563.63(2)(a)(a) All withdrawals from the bingo account shall be by checks or other drafts having preprinted consecutive numbers, signed by the duly authorized person and made payable to a specific person. Except as permitted in par. (b), no such check or other draft shall be issued payable to "cash" or to "bearer".
563.63(2)(b)(b) If more than one player is declared to be the winner on the call of the same number in the same bingo game and an equal division of the cash prize is $10 or less for each winner, a check for the game total prize may be issued to "CashGame #" and the winners paid with cash from that check.
563.63(3)(3) Checks or other drafts drawn on the bingo account shall be for one or more of the following purposes:
563.63(3)(a)(a) The payment of necessary and reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the conduct of bingo, including prizes, bingo supplies and equipment, utilities, license fees and taxes.
563.63(3)(b)(b) Proper and legitimate expenditures.
563.63(5)(5) Gross receipts derived from the conduct of bingo shall not be commingled with any other funds of the licensed organization. Except as permitted by sub. (3) (b), no part of such receipts shall be transferred to any other account maintained by the licensed organization.
563.63 - ANNOT.History: 1973 c. 156; 1975 c. 99; 1983 a. 222; 1985 a. 171; 1987 a. 21; 1989 a. 147; 1991 a. 269 s. 782ip; Stats. 1991 s. 563.63.
563.63 - ANNOT.Cross Reference: See also ch. Game 43, Wis. adm. code.
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