HD10 - Report of the 2020 Charitable Gaming Prize Amount Work Group (Chapter 980, 2020)

Executive Summary:

Chapter 980 (HB 1690) of the 2020 Acts of Assembly mandates that the Charitable Gaming Board convene a stakeholder work group to review the current limitations on prize amounts and provide any recommendations to the General Assembly by November 30, 2020. Some of the work group supported the idea of raising the prize amount limits for charitable bingo games, with discussion on exactly how to implement such an increase. Opposition from the work group to raising the prize amounts for charitable bingo games focused on the negative impact such increase in prize amounts may have on the smaller- and mid-sized charitable gaming organizations.