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§ 13-1306. Bingo--Generally

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: December 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 13. Gaming--Local Provisions
Subtitle 13. Frederick County
Effective: December 1, 2014
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 13-1306
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 249
§ 13-1306. Bingo--Generally
Permit required
(a) A person authorized to conduct bingo under this subtitle shall obtain a bingo permit from the county agency that issues a bingo permit.
Qualified organizations
(b) Any of the following organizations, if a legal resident of the county, may conduct bingo to benefit charity in the county or to further the purposes of one of the following organizations:
(1) a bona fide:
(i) religious organization;
(ii) fraternal organization;
(iii) patriotic organization;
(iv) educational organization;
(v) civic organization;
(vi) war veterans' organization;
(vii) hospital;
(viii) amateur athletic organization; or
(ix) charitable organization;
(2) a volunteer:
(i) fire company;
(ii) rescue company; or
(iii) ambulance company; or
(3) an auxiliary for a volunteer:
(i) fire company;
(ii) rescue company; or
(iii) ambulance company.
Unqualified persons
(c)(1) A person who is not a legal resident of Frederick County may not conduct bingo.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, each year the Frederick County Agricultural Association may sell or lease a right or concession to any person to conduct bingo at the Frederick County Fair.
(d)(1) To qualify for a bingo permit, a person shall meet the requirements set by Frederick County.
(2) The county may require an applicant for a bingo permit to pay a permit fee set by the county.
Prize limitations
(e) A person who conducts bingo may not offer or award:
(1) a prize or award with a fair market value exceeding $5,000; or
(2) a money prize exceeding $5,000.
(f) Frederick County may adopt regulations to carry out this section.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 645, § 1, eff. Dec. 1, 2014.
Formerly Art. 27, § 249.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 13-1306, MD CRIM LAW § 13-1306
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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