2018 Code of Alabama
Title 45 - LOCAL LAWS.
Article 15 - Gambling.
Section 45-8-150.08 - Bingo games - Equipment; prize and conduct limitations.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 45-8-150.08 (2018)
Section 45-8-150.08Bingo games - Equipment; prize and conduct limitations.

(a) Bingo may not be conducted with any equipment which is not owned, being purchased, or being rented at a reasonable rate by the permit holder, except as otherwise provided in this article.

(b)(1) Prizes awarded by any organization for the playing of bingo games during a bingo session shall not be less than 50 percent of the gross receipts in cash or gifts of equivalent value during the bingo session.

(2) The maximum amount of prize money that may be paid in any one week for all games during the week shall be not more than one million dollars ($1,000,000).

(c) A permit holder shall display its bingo license conspicuously at the location where the bingo game is conducted.

(d) In any advertisement for bingo, the permit holder shall indicate the purposes for which the net proceeds will be used by the permit holder.

(e) A permit holder shall conduct bingo games only at the single location specified in the application of the permit holder. Any video or audio broadcast of bingo from that location shall be performed in accordance with all state and federal laws relating to the broadcasting of gambling events, and any proceeds received by the permit holder as a result of the broadcast shall be considered part of the gross proceeds of the bingo session which is broadcast.

(f) A permit holder shall not conduct more than six bingo sessions during any one calendar week and no session shall exceed 10 hours.

(g) The same organization shall not be issued a permit more than once annually and no session shall exceed 10 hours.

(h) No person under the age of 19 years shall be permitted to play, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, any game or games of bingo conducted pursuant to any permit issued pursuant to this article. No person under the age of 19 years shall be permitted to conduct or assist in conducting any game of bingo or other related activity in the location where the bingo games are conducted.

(Act 96-662, p. 1075, §9; Act 99-346, p. 497, §1; Act 2016-70, §1.)
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