Charitable Gaming in Rhode Island

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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 Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Organization Age Requirement:

2 years of continuous existence in Rhode Island immediately preceeding licensure.

Initial Registration

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Form:

Weekly Bingos Application

Agency fee:

$5

Registration Renewal

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Form:

Weekly Bingos Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$5

Due:

Annually by September 1.

Rhode Island Raffle License

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Law:

RI Stat. § 11-19-31 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Form:

Raffle Application

Agency fee:

$5

Law:

RI Stat. § 11-19-31 et seq.

Notes:

Raffle applications should be submitted to the local police department in the town or city where the raffle will be held.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Raffle licenses are issued for a single event date.

More information: Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit

Rhode Island Senior Citizen's Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be 55 or older.

Prize Limits:

The maximum aggregate daily prize is $400.

Initial Registration

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Form:

Senior Citizen's Bingo Application

Agency fee:

$5

Registration Renewal

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Agency fee:

$5

Due:

Annually

Rhode Island Special (One-Time) Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
Form:

Special (One-Time) Bingo Application

Agency fee:

$5

Registration Renewal

Not required



Special bingo licenses are issued for a single event and cannot be renewed.

More information: Rhode Island Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit

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