2016 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 4 - Miscellaneous Regulated Industries
Chapter 114 - Charitable Bingo and Raffles Enabling Act
Subchapter 5 - -- Bingo and Raffle Accounts
§ 23-114-501. Bingo and raffle accounts

AR Code ยง 23-114-501 (2016) What's This?

(a) (1) A licensed authorized organization with gross receipts from raffles or games of bingo in excess of five hundred dollars ($500) per month shall establish and maintain one (1) regular checking account designated as the bingo and raffle account.

(2) A licensed authorized organization may also maintain an interest-bearing savings account designated as the bingo and raffle savings account.

(b) (1) A licensed authorized organization shall deposit into the bingo and raffle account all funds derived from the conduct of games of bingo and raffles, less the amount awarded as cash prizes. Except as provided by subdivision (b)(2) of this section, a deposit shall be made not later than the next business day after the day of the raffle or bingo session on which the receipts were obtained.

(2) A licensed authorized organization may deposit funds derived from the conduct of a raffle or games of bingo that are paid through a debit card transaction into the bingo fund not later than seventy-two (72) hours after the transaction.

(c) (1) A licensed authorized organization may lend money from its general fund to its bingo and raffle account.

(2) Except as provided by this section, no other funds may be deposited into the bingo and raffle account.

(d) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a licensed authorized organization shall not commingle gross receipts derived from the conduct of games of bingo and raffles with other funds of the organization.

(e) Except as permitted, the licensed authorized organization shall not transfer gross receipts to another account maintained by the licensed authorized organization.

(f) A licensed authorized organization shall maintain all of its savings and checking accounts established under this section in a financial institution in this state.

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