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(A) A charitable organization that desires to conduct bingo, instant bingo at a bingo session, or instant bingo other than at a bingo session shall apply for a license by submitting the information required by division (A)(2) of section 2915.08 of the Revised Code and a license fee as required by division (A)(1) of section 2915.08 of the Revised Code and Chapter 109:1-2 of the Administrative Code. A charitable organization may also be required to submit the following information:

(1) Information and records establishing the charitable organization’s organizational status, qualification as a charitable organization, qualification as a charitable organization as defined in division (H) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code, history of program services, tax exempt status, continued existence with the Ohio secretary of state, parent organizations, subsidiary organizations, associated organizations, good standing status with parent or associated organizations, board, and compliance with the registration and reporting requirements of sections 1716.02, 1716.03, 1716.04, 109.26 and 109.31 of the Revised Code;

(2) Information and records related to any charitable organization that is a volunteer firefighter organization showing recognition or ratification from the township, city, or county;

(3) Information and records relating to the charitable organization’s present, former and anticipated locations, rental arrangements, real property, related organizations, other organizations sharing or utilizing property, and lessors;

(4) Information and records related to the charitable organization’s proposed bingo or instant bingo game;

(5) Information and records related to the charitable organization’s non-bingo-related past or present licenses, application rejections, license denials, license revocations, license suspensions, settlements with governmental entities, related fines, and citations from any law enforcement agency for gambling violations;

(6) Information and records related to the charitable organization’s trustees, officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers, bingo operators, anticipated bingo operators, concession workers, anticipated concession workers, and other associated persons of the charitable organization including felonies and gambling offenses committed by such persons and other bingo games at which such persons volunteered;

(7) Information and records related to the charitable organization’s present and anticipated use of bingo and instant bingo proceeds and the charitable programming that will be benefitted by those bingo and instant bingo proceeds;

(8) Information and records related to the charitable organization’s present and anticipated concessions and security at the bingo or instant bingo game;

(9) Information and records related to the charitable organization’s income, expenses, assets, liabilities, accounting and bookkeeping personnel, and location of financial records;

(10) Information and records related to the charitable organization’s present and anticipated use of bingo supplies and equipment; and

(11) Any other information or records required to be submitted by the attorney general.

(B) The principal person who has overall responsibility of the charitable organization’s activities must review and attest under oath to the accuracy of all information submitted pursuant to this rule.

(C) Where required, the information shall be submitted through the attorney general’s website located at: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business-and-Non-109:1-3-01

Effective: 8/20/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/05/2017 and 08/20/2022
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 2915.08(A)(2)(g)
Rule Amplifies: 2915.08
Prior Effective Dates: 12/16/1988, 12/18/1989, 8/31/01, 11/17/03(Emer), 12/18/2003, 5/18/12

Ohio bingo license (A) A charitable organization that desires to conduct bingo, instant bingo at a bingo session, or instant bingo other than at a bingo session shall apply for a license by

Ohio bingo license

Chapter 109:1-2 Reduced Charitable Bingo License Fees

109:1-2-01 Charitable bingo license fees for bingo as defined in division (O)(1) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code.

Where a charitable organization submits an application for a license to conduct bingo as defined in division (O)(1) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code, the license fee for the conduct of bingo as defined in division (O)(1) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code shall be two hundred dollars.

Where a charitable organization submits an application for a license to conduct bingo as defined in Revised Code section 2915.01(O)(1) during fewer than twenty-six weeks in a calendar year, the license fee shall be as follows:

(A) One hundred fifty dollars where a charitable organization desires to conduct bingo, as defined in Revised Code section 2915.01(O)(1), during more than four weeks but fewer than twenty-six weeks in a calendar year;

(B) Fifty dollars where a charitable organization desires to conduct bingo, as defined in Revised Code section 2915.01(O)(1), for four or fewer weeks in a calendar year.

Effective: 9/16/2019
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 7/2/2019 and 09/16/2024
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 2915.08(G), 2915.08(H)
Rule Amplifies: 2915.08(A)(1)
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/1982, 04/02/2003, 07/24/2014

109:1-2-02 License fees for charitable instant bingo at a bingo session.

(A) Where a charitable organization that was not licensed in the preceding year submits an application for a license to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code at a bingo session, the license fee for the conduct of instant bingo at a bingo session shall be:

(1) Fifty dollars if submitting an application for five or fewer days in a calendar year;

(2) Two hundred dollars if submitting an application for more than five days but no more than four weeks in a calendar year;

(3) Four hundred fifty dollars if submitting an application for more than four weeks but fewer than twenty-six weeks in a calendar year;

(4) Five hundred dollars if submitting an application for twenty-six or more weeks in a calendar year.

(B) Where a charitable organization that was licensed in the preceding year submits an application for a license to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code at a bingo session during twenty-six or more weeks in a calendar year, the license fee for the conduct of instant bingo at a bingo session shall be based upon the gross profits received by the charitable organization from the operation of instant bingo at a bingo session, during the one-year period ending on the thirty-first day of October of the year immediately preceding the year for which the license is sought, and that is one of the following:

(1) Five hundred dollars, if the total is fifty thousand dollars or less;

(2) One thousand two hundred fifty dollars plus one-fourth per cent of the gross profit, if the total is more than fifty thousand dollars but less than two hundred fifty thousand one dollars;

(3) Two thousand two hundred fifty dollars plus one-half per cent of the gross profit, if the total is more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars but less than five hundred thousand one dollars;

(4) Three thousand five hundred dollars plus one per cent of the gross profit, if the total is more than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one million one dollars;

(5) Five thousand dollars plus one per cent of the gross profit, if the total is one million one dollars or more.

(C) Where a charitable organization that was licensed in the previous year submits an application to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code at a bingo session during more than four weeks but fewer than twenty-six weeks in a calendar year, the license fee shall be paid at ninety per cent of the schedule set forth in paragraph (B) of this rule.

(D) Where a charitable organization submits an application to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code at a bingo session during more than five days but no more than four weeks in a calendar year, and the gross profits received by the charitable organization from the operation of instant bingo at a bingo session, during the one year period ending on the thirty-first day of October for the year immediately preceding the year for which the license is sought, is fifty thousand dollars or less, the license fee shall be two hundred dollars.

(E) Where a charitable organization submits an application to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code at a bingo session during five or fewer days in a calendar year and the gross profits received by the charitable organization from the operation of instant bingo at a bingo session during the one year period ending on the thirty-first day of October for the year immediately preceding the year for which the license is sought is fifty thousand dollars or less, the license fee shall be fifty dollars.

(F) Where a charitable organization that has been issued a license pursuant to divisions (D) and (E) of this section but that cannot conduct instant bingo at the location, or on the day of the week or at the time, specified on the license due to circumstances that make it impractical to do so, or that desires to conduct instant bingo other than at a bingo session at additional locations not identified on the license, may apply in writing at least thirty days prior to a change in or addition of a location, day of the week, or time, and request an amended license. As applicable, the application shall describe the causes making it impractical for the organization to conduct bingo or instant bingo in conformity with its license and shall indicate the location, days of the week, and times on each of those days when it desires to conduct bingo or instant bingo and, as applicable, shall indicate the additional locations at which it desires to conduct instant bingo other than at a bingo session. Except as otherwise provided in Revised Code 2915.08, the attorney general shall issue the amended license in accordance with Revised Code 2915.08(E), and the organization shall surrender its original license to the attorney general. The attorney general may refuse to grant an amended license according to the terms of Revised Code 2915.08(B). There shall be no application fee for amendments requested pursuant to this section.

Effective: 1/23/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 9/16/2024
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 2915.08(G), 2015.08(H)
Rule Amplifies: 2915.08(A)(1)
Prior Effective Dates: 04/02/2003, 10/16/2003, 11/25/2003 (Emer.), 02/12/2004, 07/24/2014, 09/16/2019

109:1-2-03 License fees for charitable instant bingo other than at a bingo session.

(A) Where a charitable organization that was not licensed in the preceding year submits an application for a license to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code other than at a bingo session, the license fee for the conduct of instant bingo other than at a bingo session shall be:

(1) Fifty dollars if submitting an application for five or fewer days in a calendar year;

(2) Two hundred dollars if submitting an application for more than five days but no more than four weeks in a calendar year;

(3) Four hundred fifty dollars if submitting an application for more than four weeks but fewer than twenty-six weeks in a calendar year;

(4) Five hundred dollars if submitting an application for twenty-six or more weeks in a calendar year.

(B) Where a charitable organization that was licensed in the preceding year submits an application for a license to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code other than at a bingo session during twenty-six or more weeks in a calendar year, the license fee for the conduct of instant bingo at a bingo session shall be based upon the gross profits received by the charitable organization from the operation of instant bingo other than at a bingo session, during the one-year period ending on the thirty-first day of October of the year immediately preceding the year for which the license is sought, and that is one of the following:

(1) Five hundred dollars, if the total is fifty thousand dollars or less;

(2) One thousand two hundred fifty dollars plus one-fourth per cent of the gross profit, if the total is more than fifty thousand dollars but less than two hundred fifty thousand one dollars;

(3) Two thousand two hundred fifty dollars plus one-half per cent of the gross profit, if the total is more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars but less than five hundred thousand one dollars;

(4) Three thousand five hundred dollars plus one per cent of the gross profit, if the total is more than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one million one dollars;

(5) Five thousand dollars plus one per cent of the gross profit, if the total is one million one dollars or more.

(C) Where a charitable organization that was licensed in the preeding year submits an application to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code other than at a bingo session during more than four weeks but fewer than twenty-six weeks in a calendar year, the license fee shall be paid at ninety per cent of the schedule set forth in paragraph (B) of this rule.

(D) Where a charitable organization that was licensed in the preceding year submits an application to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code other than at a bingo session during more than five but no more than four weeks in a calendar year, the license fee shall be paid at ninety per cent of the schedule set forth in paragraph (B) of this rule, except if the gross profits received by the charitable organization from the operation of instant bingo other than at a bingo session, during the one year period ending on the thirty-first day of October for the year immediately preceding the year for which the license is sought, is fifty thousand dollars or less, the license fee shall be two hundred dollars.

(E) Where a charitable organization submits an application to conduct instant bingo as defined in division (AA) of section 2915.01 of the Revised Code other than at a bingo session during five or fewer days in a calendar year, and the gross profits received by the charitable organization from the operation of instant bingo at a bingo session, during the one year period ending on the thirty-first day of October for the year immediately preceding the year for which the license is sought, is fifty thousand dollars or less, the license fee shall be fifty dollars.

(F) Where a charitable organization that has been issued a license pursuant to divisions (D) and (E) of this section but that cannot conduct instant bingo other than at a bingo session at the location, or on the day of the week or at the time, specified on the license due to circumstances that make it impractical to do so, or that desires to conduct instant bingo other than at a bingo session at additional locations not identified on the license, may apply in writing at least thirty days prior to a change in or addition of a location, day of the week, or time, and request an amended license. As applicable, the application shall describe the causes making it impractical for the organization to conduct bingo or instant bingo in conformity with its license and shall indicate the location, days of the week, and times on each of those days when it desires to conduct bingo or instant bingo and, as applicable, shall indicate the additional locations at which it desires to conduct instant bingo other than at a bingo session. Except as otherwise provided in Revised Code 2915.08, the attorney general shall issue the amended license in accordance with Revised Code 2915.08(E), and the organization shall surrender its original license to the attorney general. The attorney general may refuse to grant an amended license according to the terms of Revised Code 2915.08(B). There shall be no application fee for amendments requested pursuant to this section.

Effective: 1/23/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 9/16/2024
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 2015.08(H)
Rule Amplifies: 2915.08(A)(1)
Prior Effective Dates: 04/02/2003, 10/16/2003, 11/25/2003 (Emer.), 02/12/2004, 07/24/2014, 09/16/2019

Ohio bingo license Chapter 109:1-2 Reduced Charitable Bingo License Fees 109:1-2-01 Charitable bingo license fees for bingo as defined in division (O)(1) of section 2915.01 of the Revised