2023 Code of Alabama
Title 45 - Local Laws.
Chapter 8 - Calhoun County.
Article 15 - Gambling.
Section 45-8-150.06 - Bingo Games - Legislative Intent; Prize Limits; Deductions for Actual Expenses; Consulting Fees, Management, Revocation of Permit.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 45-8-150.06 (2023)

Section 45-8-150.06

Bingo games - Legislative intent; prize limits; deductions for actual expenses; consulting fees, management, revocation of permit.

(a) It is the intention of the Legislature that only those qualified organizations which are properly issued permits pursuant to this article shall be allowed to conduct bingo games. A qualified organization shall not lend its name or allow its identity to be used by any other person in operating or promoting a bingo game in which the other person has a substantial financial interest.

(b) It shall be unlawful for two or more qualified organizations to pyramid the valuation of prizes in a manner to exceed the limits in cash, or gifts of equivalent value, as provided in Section 45-8-150.08.

(c) Except as otherwise provided by this article, a qualified organization may deduct the actual expense of operating and conducting bingo games. Actual expense shall be defined as including customary and usual business overhead expenses incurred in the operation of the bingo operation and as specified in Section 45-8-150.07, and deemed reasonable and acceptable by the Calhoun County Bingo Regulatory Commission.

(d) No person shall pay consulting fees to any person for any services performed in relation to the operation or conduct of a bingo game.

(e) No person other than a bona fide member of the permit holder may participate in the management or operation of a bingo game conducted pursuant to this article.

(f) The District Attorney of Calhoun County may revoke a permit from any holder thereof for just cause upon recommendation of the Calhoun County Bingo Regulatory Commission.

(Act 96-662, p. 1075, §7; Act 99-346, p. 497, §1.)

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