Must an association maintain records concerning its conduct of bingo?

Yes. §305 (c) (7) of the Law states: “Each association shall keep written records of the moneys and merchandise collected and distributed for each day they conduct bingo. These records shall indicate the total proceeds collected, the total prize money distributed, the total value of all merchandise awarded as a prize and the amount of moneys paid as rentals or wages and to whom such rentals or wages were paid. All prizes awarded having a value greater than $250 shall be specifically described in the association's records”. In addition, §305 (c) (8) of the Law states: “Each association shall deposit with a financial institution all proceeds for each day's bingo game in an account in the association's name. This deposit shall be made before any of the proceeds may be used for any other purpose, except for payment of prize money and compensation to members employed in the operation of the game”.

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1. What law governs the conduct of Bingo?
2. Who can apply for and be granted a Bingo License?
3. How long is a license valid?
4. Can an eligible association permit its license to be used by another association to play bingo?
5. Can anyone from the association bring the application and documentation to the Treasurer’s Office?
6. Will documentation that must accompany a license application be returned?
7. Must the association provide the documentation listed on Page 2 of the application each time application is made for a license.
8. Who investigates violations of the Bingo Law?
9. Where can bingo be played?
10. Are their age restrictions on who can play bingo?
11. Must an association maintain records concerning its conduct of bingo?
12. Are there limitations on what an association may use the proceeds of bingo for?
13. Are there limits on prizes?
14. Are there limits on how often an association can conduct bingo?