Organizations that raise funds through bingo must submit their annual applications to renew their licenses by Dec. 31. For the first time, those filings must be made via the Attorney General’s website
Because of legislative changes adopted last summer, all 501(c)(3) organizations are permitted to apply for licenses if they have been in operation for two consecutive years. Other changes permit organizations to have additional Type 3 locations selling instant tickets on their behalf.
Staff from the Ohio Lottery, which works with the Charitable Law Section on bingo licensing, are available to assist bingo operators with their online license renewals. To arrange for assistance in filing the online application, contact lottery officials at 800-686-4208, Ext. 4.
Materials can be found on the Attorney General’s website
explaining the licensing process and other requirements. Bingo School is a training program with sessions held throughout the year in locations around the state. Information on registration for those sessions is also available on the website.