Regulations & Statutes
This reference section contains links to the Bingo Enabling Act, the Charitable Bingo Administrative Rules and other useful information used in the regulation of charitable bingo in Texas.
The Bingo Enabling Act is the enabling statute for Charitable Bingo in Texas. (Amended with effective date of September 1, 2011)
The Bingo Enabling Act (.pdf format 8 Mb) is also available.
The Charitable Bingo Administrative Rules menu provides access to all current Charitable Bingo Administrative Rules which guide the conduct and regulation of Charitable Bingo in Texas.
If you wish to print the Charitable Bingo Administrative Rules, you may wish to use the following links:
You may also obtain copies of the Act and Rules by making a written request to:
Please be advised that there is a charge for copies of the Act and Rules.
The Bingo Enabling Act / Administrative Rules SUBJECT WORD INDEX (pdf document) menu provides a subject index of titles and terms listing reference citations for both the Bingo Enabling Act and the Charitable Bingo Administrative Rules so viewers can quickly and easily locate applicable information.
The Bingo Draft Administrative Rules
menu provides access to view any draft administrative rule proposals that the Charitable Bingo Operations Division has developed for informal
comment. These rule drafts are working drafts that have not been finalized and have not been submitted to the Texas Register for publication or public comment. Not all rule proposals go through an informal comment period.
The Proposed Administrative Rules menu item allows the viewer to see all Texas Lottery Commission proposals to change or delete existing rules, or to add new rules.
The Bingo Advisory Opinions menu item allows the viewer to read all TLC issued advisory opinions. As set forth in Bingo Enabling Act Section 2001.059(a)-(f) and Administrative Rule 402.101, an advisory opinion is a written response to a request concerning compliance with the Bingo Enabling Act and Administrative Rules of a particular situation.
The Legal Notice / Meetings menu item provides information concerning meetings, meeting minutes transcripts and other legal notices.
The Charitable Raffle Enabling Act menu item is provided as a courtesy to conductor licensees that often wish to conduct a raffle in conjunction with their bingo occasions or have questions about the legality of raffles in Texas. More information about charitable raffles may be found on the website of the Texas Office of the Attorney General.