Charitable Gaming in West Virginia

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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 West Virginia.

West Virginia Charitable Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:West Virginia State Tax Department
Organization Age Requirement:

2 years of continuous existence in West Virginia immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

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

Prize Limits:

Except for super bingo licenses, the average total prize value of a single bingo event is limited to $10,000.

Initial Registration

Agency:West Virginia State Tax Department
Form:

Form BGO-1: Application for Bingo License

Agency fee:

Varies by license type: $500 for annual license, $50 for annual senior license, $100 for limited license, $500 for state fair license, and $5,000 for super license.

Registration Renewal

Agency:West Virginia State Tax Department
Form:

Form BGO-1: Application for Bingo License (Renewal)

Agency fee:

Varies by license type: $500 for annual license, $50 for annual senior license, $100 for limited license, $500 for state fair license, and $5,000 for super license.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

West Virginia Charitable Raffle License

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:West Virginia State Tax Department

Initial Registration

Agency:West Virginia State Tax Department
Form:

Form RAF-1: Application for Raffle License

Agency fee:

Varies by license type: $500 for annual license, $50 for limited license, and $500 for state fair license.

Registration Renewal

Agency:West Virginia State Tax Department
Form:

Form RAF-1: Application for Raffle License (Renewal)

Agency fee:

Varies by license type: $500 for annual license, $50 for limited license, and $500 for state fair license.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

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