Starting Bingo

Some things to consider!

Rules and Regulations:

What are the required State, Local and Federal Regulations?
Be sure and visit your state website for information on starting your bingo.

Louisiana http://www.ocg.louisiana.gov/sections/started/default.asp
Texas http://www.txbingo.org/export/sites/Bingo/index.html

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Hall:

Size depends on desired or expected attendance.  You should plan on 5000 – 25000 square feet.

Smoking and non-smoking control * Quality sound system * Adequate lighting * Clean restrooms with plenty of stalls * Sufficient HVAC System * Snack bar facilities * Good tables and chairs * Refuse containers * Bingo equipment (Blower, Boards, Video Monitors, etc.) * Ample storage for each charitable organization * Adequate space for organizations to sell products * Sufficient electrical power * Well lighted and safe parking * Handicap accessible

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Session / Games:

Determine needed equipment * Determine total giveaway $$$ * Individual game giveaway $$$ * Individual game patterns, types, numbers and colors * Profit after expenses, labor, supplies, etc. * Method and assignment of accounting and reports *

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SHOP YOUR NEEDS!
There are several product suppliers with many varied prices and quality.

Deal with experienced – honest – licensed distributors.