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Obtaining a Bingo License

Obtaining a Bingo License

Legal Basis

The Secretary of State has the power, under Act 242 of May 8, 1950, as amended by Act 13 of April 15, 1988, to grant licenses for the game of bingo. These licenses have a term of one fiscal year, that is, from July of the first year to June of the second year.

Who qualifies to apply for a bingo license?

Churches and lodges

  • Churches and lodges must be organized ten (10) years before the approval of the Law of May 8, 1950, that is, before 1940.

Organizations with charitable or educational purposes bonafides

  • Organizations with charitable purposes must be organized ten (10) years prior to the approval of Law 13 of April 15, 1988, that is, prior to 1978.

What are the requirements to obtain the license?

  • Obtain the application form provided by the Auxiliary Secretariat of Services, located on the second floor of the Provincial Council Building.
  • File an affidavit before a notary public.
  • Two Internal Revenue stamps valued at $100.00 each.
  • Location report indicating the address of the premises where the game is to be held (It is required that such facilities be on the premises of the institution requesting the license).
  • Fire Department Inspection Certificate.
  • Sanitary License Permit issued by the Department of Health.
  • Sanitary License Permit issued by the Department of Health.
  • List of persons in charge of the site and their respective mailing addresses. They should also indicate the position they hold as part of the entity.
  • Annual report of income and donations made.