Charitable Gaming in Texas

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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 Texas.

Texas Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Texas Lottery - Charitable Bingo Operations Division
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Minors accompanied by a parent or legal guardian are allowed to play bingo.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Texas Lottery - Charitable Bingo Operations Division
Form:

Form ID-1: Application for an Original License to Conduct Bingo

Registration Renewal

Agency:Texas Lottery - Charitable Bingo Operations Division

Texas Raffle License

Not required



Charitable Gaming licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.

Texas does not issue permits for charitable raffles at the state level, however, charities must follow the relevant state laws when conducting a raffle. Charities can only host 2 raffle events per calendar year.

Texas Temporary Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Texas Lottery - Charitable Bingo Operations Division
Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Texas Lottery - Charitable Bingo Operations Division
Form:

Form ID-20: Original Application for Temporary Bingo Occasions for Non-Licensed Organization

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Temporary licenses allow for a single bingo event, so there is no need to renew.

More information: Texas Lottery - Charitable Bingo Operations Division
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