2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 9 - Bingo and Raffles Law
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 12-9-106. Persons permitted to conduct games of chance - form of bingo-raffle licenses - display

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-9-106 (2016) What's This?

(1) A person, firm, or organization within this state shall not conduct a game of chance without a bingo-raffle license issued by the licensing authority. Only an active member of the organization to which the bingo-raffle license is issued may hold, operate, or conduct games of chance under a license issued under this article, and a person shall not assist in the holding, operating, or conducting of any games of chance under a bingo-raffle license except an active member or a member of an organization or association that is an auxiliary to the licensee, a member of an organization or association of which the licensee is an auxiliary, or a member of an organization or association that is affiliated with the licensee by being, with it, auxiliary to another organization or association. A licensee shall incur or pay only bona fide expenses in a reasonable amount for goods, wares, and merchandise furnished or services rendered that are reasonably necessary for the holding, operating, or conducting of a game of chance.

(2) Each bingo-raffle license must contain a statement of the name and address of the licensee and the place where bingo or lotto games or the drawing of the raffles is to be held. If the bingo-raffle licensee moves from the games or drawing location listed on its license, the bingo-raffle licensee must notify the licensing authority in writing prior to commencing bingo or conducting a raffle drawing at the new location. The licensing authority may issue a letter of authorization to move the location of the bingo or lotto games or the drawing of the raffles. The letter of authorization must remain with the original license and must be available for inspection at the place where games or drawings are to be held. A license issued for an exempt organization must include the place or places where drawings are to be held. Each bingo-raffle license issued for the conduct of any games of chance must be conspicuously displayed at the place where the game is to be conducted or the drawings held at all times during the conduct thereof. An exempt organization may comply with this section by providing written notice of a license to all employees of a participating private business or government agency holding a fund-raising drive that includes a drawing on behalf of the organization. The notice must state that the license is available for public inspection during reasonable business hours and must specify where the license is maintained for inspection.

(3) A licensee shall conspicuously display, at the place where a game is being conducted, its license issued for the conduct of games of chance at all times during the conduct of the game and for at least thirty minutes after the last game has been concluded.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, a bingo-raffle licensee conducting a pull tab game for the benefit of its members and guests on premises that are owned by it, or leased by it for purposes other than the conduct of a bingo occasion, may display a copy of its license, in a format approved by the licensing authority, on the premises during any time the licensee is also conducting a bingo or raffle occasion at a separate location.

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