State adopts new bingo, raffle rules

DENVER — In response to a state law passed last year, Colorado is adopting permanent rule revisions to the rules for bingo and raffles in the state, Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Wednesday.

The revisions made by the Secretary of State’s Office create new definitions and accommodate the use of improved electronic aids and devices in conducting bingos and raffles. The new rules were adopted under the terms of House Bill 1093, which updated laws regarding the activities.

The adopted rules include definitions of “bingo” and “bingo strip card,” amendments to clarify definitions and prize limits throughout bingo and raffle rules, and new rules regarding the oversight and administration of bingos and raffles statewide.

A public rulemaking hearing was held Jan. 17 in person and via webinar to receive testimony concerning the preliminary draft of the permanent rules.

To read the Notice of Adoption, click here. For more information on this rulemaking process, click here. For an audio recording of the public rulemaking hearing, click here.

These rules will become permanently effective 20 days after publication in the Colorado Register.Members of the public with questions about rulemaking should contact

Source: BizWest

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