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79-4706. Restrictions on bingo games and instant bingo tickets. Games of bingo shall be managed, operated and conducted in accordance with the bingo act and rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto and the following restrictions:

(a) The entire gross receipts received by any licensee from the operation or conduct of games of bingo, except that portion utilized for the payment of the cost of prizes and license fees and taxes on games of bingo imposed under the provisions of this act, shall be used exclusively for the lawful purposes of the licensee permitted to conduct that game.

(b) Games of bingo managed, conducted or operated by a licensee, shall be managed, conducted or operated only by a bona fide member or spouse of a bona fide member of the licensee or parent organization or an auxiliary unit or society of such licensee or of the beneficiary organization. During each session of bingo there must be at least one member of the licensee organization on duty and assisting with the game. Such member must be listed with the office of charitable gaming.

(c) No lessor, employee of such lessor or employee, officer or shareholder of a for profit corporation which is the lessor shall play any game of bingo or participate in any drawing on premises leased by any such lessor nor shall such person be responsible for or assist in the management, operation or conduct of any game of bingo or drawing on such premises.

(d) No person may participate in the management, conduct or operation of bingo games by a licensee if such person, within five years prior to such participation, has been convicted of or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to any felony or illegal gambling activity or purchased a tax stamp for wagering or gambling activity.

(e) No person may receive any remuneration or profit for participating in the management, conduct or operation of any game of bingo managed, conducted or operated by a licensee. Food offered in the course of a volunteer duty shift and consumed on the premises shall not be considered remuneration, provided the retail value of such food offered does not exceed $10 per volunteer.

(f) The aggregate value of all prizes including the retail value of all merchandise awarded or offered by a licensee in a single session to winners of games of regular and special call bingo shall not exceed $1,200. The value of a prize awarded in a progressive or mini bingo game shall not be included when determining the limit imposed by this subsection. Any monetary prize of $500 or more awarded in games of bingo shall be paid by a check drawn on the bingo trust bank account of the licensee. Any monetary prize awarded in games of bingo shall be paid by a check on the bingo trust bank account of the licensee upon the request of the winner of such award.

(g) The total number of regular, special and progressive call bingo games managed, operated or conducted by any licensee in any session shall not exceed 25 and not more than five of such games shall be special games. Not more than one licensee may conduct bingo games at a given location or registered premises in any one session.

(h) The prize awarded by a licensee in any one regular call bingo game shall not exceed $50. The prize in any one special call bingo game shall not exceed $500.

(i) The retail value of any merchandise received by a winner of a bingo game shall be considered as the cash value for the purposes of determining the value of the prize.

(j) The charge made by a licensee for a single instant bingo ticket shall not exceed $2.

(k) Games of bingo shall not be managed, operated or conducted by any licensee on more than two calendar days in any one week.

(l) All licenses issued under the provisions of this act shall be issued in the name of the organization licensed.

(m) Each licensee shall keep a record of all games of bingo managed, operated or conducted by it for a period of three years following the date the game is managed, operated or conducted.

(n) No person under the age of 18 years shall participate in the management, operation or conduct of any game of bingo managed, operated or conducted by a licensee under the provisions of this act and no licensee shall sell any instant bingo ticket to a person under the age of 18 years.

(o) A lessor of premises used for the management, operation or conduct of games of bingo or a licensee may not advertise games of bingo except to the extent and in the manner prescribed by the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the bingo act. Any advertisement of any game of bingo by or on behalf of such lessor or licensee shall specify the organization which is managing, operating or conducting such game. The announcement of the cancellation of a game of bingo shall not be considered to be an advertisement.

(p) (1) Except as provided by paragraph (2) of this subsection, no game of chance or contest where a prize is awarded, other than games of bingo, shall be conducted on any premises where licensees are conducting games of bingo, where the intent of such game of chance or contest is to induce participation in such games of bingo.

(2) One drawing during a session may be conducted by the licensee or the lessor of the premises. Only a nonmonetary prize having a value not exceeding $25 shall be awarded to the winner of such drawing. There shall be no charge for participation in such drawing. There shall be no requirement to purchase anything of value in order to participate in such drawing. No more than four such drawings shall be conducted by each licensee or lessor during any calendar year.

(q) No licensee shall manage, operate or conduct bingo on any leased premises or with leased equipment unless all of the terms and conditions of rental or use, including the rental of chairs, bingo equipment, tables, security guards, janitor service or any other services, are set forth in a lease submitted, approved and on file with the administrator.

(r) No premises shall be used for the management, operation or conduct of games of bingo by licensees on more than three calendar days in any one week.

(s) No premises shall be subdivided to provide multiple premises where games of bingo are managed, operated or conducted by licensees, whether or not the multiple premises have different addresses.

(t) No game of bingo shall be managed, operated or conducted by licensees on leased premises if at any time during the immediately preceding 44 hours the premises, or any leased premises within 1,000 feet of them, have been used for the management, operation or conduct of a game of bingo.

(u) Every licensee who has gross receipts of $1,000 or more received from participation in games, admission fees or charges and from any other source directly related to the operation or conduct of any games of bingo in any calendar month shall maintain a bingo trust bank account into which all such receipts are deposited daily and from which all payments are made relating to the management, operation or conduct of any games of bingo, except payment of prizes of less than $200. Having once established such bingo trust bank account, the licensee shall continue to make deposits of all receipts therein. Every licensee shall notify the administrator of the name of the bank in which the bingo trust bank account is maintained, together with the number and name of the account. Every licensee who maintains a bingo trust bank account shall maintain a complete record of all deposits and withdrawals from such bank account and the same shall be available to the administrator to audit at any reasonable time.

The records required under this subsection are in addition to all other records required to be kept by the licensee. The records required by this subsection shall be maintained in the same place as all other records required to be kept by the licensee.

(v) No instant bingo ticket shall be sold by a licensee more than two hours prior to the start of the first regular or special game of call bingo of a session or one hour after the termination of the last game of call bingo operated or conducted by the licensee for such session.

(w) No licensee shall purchase or obtain bingo faces or instant bingo tickets from any person or entity other than a distributor registered pursuant to K.S.A. 79-4712a, and amendments thereto.

(x) All instant bingo tickets sold or distributed to licensees shall bear on the face thereof a unique serial number which shall not be repeated on the same manufacturer's form number less than every three years. All instant bingo tickets shall be sold or distributed in boxes. Each box shall be sealed by the manufacturer with a seal which includes a warning to the purchaser that the box may have been tampered with if the box was received by the purchaser with the seal broken. Each box of instant bingo tickets shall contain tickets printed in such a manner as to insure that at least 60% of the gross revenues generated by the ultimate sale of all tickets from such box shall be returned to the final purchasers of such tickets. No box of instant bingo tickets may be opened by a licensee unless all tickets contained in a previously opened box with the same form number have been sold.

(y) Each box of instant bingo tickets sold or distributed to licensees shall be accompanied by a flare which contains the following information: (1) The name of the game; (2) the manufacturer's name or logo; (3) the game form number; (4) the ticket count in the game; (5) the prize structure for the game, which includes the number of winning tickets by denomination and their respective winning symbol or number combinations; (6) the cost per ticket; (7) the game serial number; (8) the winning numbers or symbols for the top three winning tiers set out in such a manner that each prize may be marked off as the prize is won and awarded; (9) the business name of the distributor; and (10) if sold or distributed to a licensee under the bingo act, the Kansas bingo license number of the licensee to which the game is sold.

(z) (1) No progressive game may exceed 20 consecutive sessions conducted by a licensee prior to the awarding of the established prize.

(2) No more than two progressive bingo games may be conducted in any one session.

(3) A prize for a progressive game may start at an amount not to exceed $400.

(4) If the progressive bingo game prize is not awarded at a bingo session, the progressive bingo game shall be continued at a future occasion until such time a winner is determined. The winning prize shall be the full amount. If there is no winner of a progressive bingo game at a session, a stated consolation prize in an amount not to exceed $400 may be awarded. Any consolation prize shall be less than the value of the progressive bingo game prize amount.

(5) All progressive bingo games and rules for such games shall be described fully and posted in the house rules prior to the start of the session. Such games shall comply with requirements imposed under the bingo act and any rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

(6) When a person achieves the first preannounced winning combination, the game shall be completed and the next progressive bingo game and winning combination shall be commenced with a new bingo card or face and all objects or balls in the receptacle.

(7) The rules for a progressive bingo game shall remain in effect until the game ends and the winner is determined.

(8) Progressive bingo games may not be conducted in conjunction with a session of bingo conducted at a location other than that specified in the license as authorized by subsection (c) of  K.S.A. 79-4703, and amendments thereto.

(9) A licensee shall not cease bingo operations unless all progressive bingo games are completed and prizes are awarded, unless prior approval has been received from the secretary.

(aa) Except as specifically provided by rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the bingo act, the distribution, sale or use of bingo cards is prohibited from and after July 1, 2003, and thereafter, only bingo faces shall be distributed, sold or used in call bingo games operated and conducted by licensees.

(bb) There shall be no limit on the number of games of instant bingo, in which the winner or winners of such game is determined by matching a letter, number or symbol under a tab of an instant bingo ticket with the winning letter, number or symbol in a designated call game of bingo during the same session , which may be played in any one session. There shall be no limit on the number of instant bingo tickets which may be sold for participation in any such game of instant bingo.

(cc) The total number of mini games of bingo managed, operated or conducted by a licensee during a session shall not exceed 30 games. No mini bingo game shall be conducted by a licensee more than two hours prior to the first regular or special game of call bingo operated or conducted by the licensee for such session, or one hour after the termination of, the last regular or special game of call bingo operated or conducted by the licensee for such session.

History: L. 1975, ch. 491, § 6; L. 1977, ch. 341, § 8; L. 1980, ch. 324, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 425, § 3; L. 1984, ch. 366, § 3; L. 1984, ch. 365, § 1; L. 1989, ch. 304, § 1; Revived and amend., L. 1995, ch. 261, § 6; L. 2000, ch. 173, § 7; L. 2011, ch. 117, § 2; July 1.



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