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Downtown Newark, NJ

Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission

Bingo, Raffles, Casino Nights & Armchair Races

Bingo Description

Prior to conducting bingo, organizations shall first be registered and maintain a valid identification number issued by the Commission. Once this is achieved, the organization may proceed to file a Bingo License Application with the municipality which the activity is to be held. Upon doing so the organization must exhibit their identification card to the municipal clerk when submitting their Bingo License Application.

The license is to be conspicuously displayed in the area/room where the games are held.

No prize may be awarded in excess of $1,000.00 for a single regular or special game. The total prizes awarded of all games on any one occasion shall not exceed $3,000.00, except for the authorized percentage games known as, progressive jackpot, 50/50, multi-color, and pre-draw. These games are to be conducted only in the proper manner as described in the rules and regulations.

All equipment utilized in the conduct of bingo, such as, bingo paper, and electronic bingo devices are to be purchased/leased from a licensed bingo equipment provider. A list of current licensed providers can be obtained by contacting the Commission.


Raffle Description

Prior to conducting any of the various types of raffles, organizations shall first be registered and maintain a valid identification number issued by the Commission. Once this is achieved, the organization may proceed to file a Raffle License Application(s) for each specific type of raffle with the municipality which the game of chance is to be held. Upon doing so the organization must exhibit their identification card to the municipal clerk when submitting their Raffle License Application

The license(s) is to be conspicuously displayed in the area/room where the game(s) are to be held.

All equipment utilized in the conduct of raffles are to be purchased/leased from a licensed raffle equipment provider. A list of current licensed providers can be obtained by contacting the Commission.


Casino Night Description (Texas Hold'em Tournaments)

This is a type of game of chance, covered under the Raffle Licensing Law, where players use imitation money purchased from the licensee to wager in games known as baccarat, beat the dealer, blackjack, caribbean stud poker, chuck-a-luck, craps, joker seven, let it ride, mini-baccarat, money wheel, multi-action blackjack, red dog, roulette, skill stop reel or skill stop video games, token pushers, under/over, seven-card poker, or hold'em poker.

The imitation money is then redeemable for merchandise prizes or raffle tickets only and not for cash or money.

All equipment must be obtained from a licensed Casino Equipment Provider. When filing for this type of license, the organization must attach a FORM-13 together with their license application. This form is supplied by the provider. Failure to submit this form will delay the approval of your municipal license. You may obtain a list of these suppliers by contacting the Commission.

These games are to be properly operated in the manner described in the rules and regulations. These can be found in the regulations concerning Raffles in subchapter 20. Texas Hold'em Tournament play is permissible only with the game known as Texas Hold'em. Tournaments are required to be conducted in conjunction with a casino night event. Licensees will be held responsible for operating said tournaments in accordance with the rules governing its method of operation. Please click here for rules.


Armchair Race Description

This is a type of game of chance, covered under the Raffle Licensing Law, where players use imitation money purchased from the licensee to wager on the outcome of a previously filmed horse race(s). The participants do not know the results in advance.

The imitation money is then redeemable for merchandise prizes or raffle tickets only and not for cash or money.

All equipment must be obtained from a licensed Armchair Race Equipment Provider. When filing for this type of license, the organization must attach a FORM-13 together with their license application. This form is supplied by the provider. Failure to submit this form will delay the approval of your municipal license. You may obtain a list of these suppliers by contacting the Commission.

This game is to be properly operated in the manner described in the rules and regulations. These can be found in the regulations concerning Raffles in subchapters 18 and 19.

Last Modified: 3/11/2015 1:43 PM