Charitable Gaming in Arkansas

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Charitable gaming refers to bingos, raffles, and a variety of other games of chance being conducted for charitable purposes. This guide contains information about charitable gaming in Arkansas.

Arkansas Annual Bingo and Raffle License

Game Type:

Bingo and raffles

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Prize Limits:

Raffle cash prizes should not exceed $5,000.

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form:

AR-1R-BRLAO: Bingo and Raffle Registration Licensed Authorized Organizations Supplement

Agency fee:

$100

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form:

AR-1R-BRLAO: Bingo and Raffle Registration Licensed Authorized Organizations Supplement (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the fiscal year end of the licensed organization.

Arkansas Class I Temporary Raffle License

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form:

AR-1R-BRLAO: Bingo and Raffle Registration Licensed Authorized Organizations Supplement

Agency fee:

$25

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Temporary licenses allow for a single raffle event, so there is no need to renew. Organizations can apply for as many temporary licenses as they need.

More information: Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section

Arkansas Class II Temporary Raffle License

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Notes:

Class II licenses are issued for raffles where the prize has been donated and has a value of $5,000 or less.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form:

AR-1R-BRLAO: Bingo and Raffle Registration Licensed Authorized Organizations Supplement

Agency fee:

$10

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Temporary licenses allow for a single raffle event, so there is no need to renew. Organizations can apply for as many temporary licenses as they need.

More information: Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section

Arkansas Temporary Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form:

AR-1R-BRLAO: Bingo and Raffle Registration Licensed Authorized Organizations Supplement

Agency fee:

$25

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Temporary licenses allow for a single bingo session, so there is no need to renew. Organizations can apply for as many temporary licenses as they need.

More information: Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section

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