Bingo as a Charitable Gaming Event

Registered charitable organizations may have a single gaming event each year between July 1st and the following June 30th.  Charities desiring to have such an event must apply with the Secretary of State and have their gaming event approved by the legislature.  Information on this process may be found in the Charitable Gaming FAQs.

Starting on July 1, 2022, organizations may, for the first time,  hold a bingo event as their gaming fundraiser.  Applications for that event must be submitted between July 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022.

Only one bingo event may be held each year. Bingo games which are not part of this event constitute illegal gambling and may subject the operators to criminal penalties.  Rules governing the application for and conduct of a bingo event can be found at the link below. These rules are not yet final and may be subject to revision.

https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules_filings/08-03-21.pdf

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