During the COVID–19 state of emergency, the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission would encourage all registered nonprofit organizations that have scheduled bingo or raffle events to postpone or cancel.
- A nonprofit organization preparing and filing an amended license application for a postponed raffle or bingo event will not be required to enter the new date for the event. When the rescheduled date is determined, the municipality must then be notified. There is no filing fee for the license amendment.
- A nonprofit organization that cancels a bingo or raffle event will receive a credit for the license fee.
- The LGCCC will waive the late fee for any nonprofit organization that files a late renewal registration.
The Commission oversees the operation of games conducted pursuant to the Bingo and Raffles Licensing Laws by approximately 12,000 charitable, educational, religious, patriotic, public-spirited organizations and senior citizen associations and organizations currently registered to conduct legalized games of chance, such as bingo games and raffles, throughout the state. Along with determining an organization's eligibility to conduct legalized games of chance and registering the organizations, the Commission is responsible for enforcing the laws that presently govern the $85-million-dollar-a-year industry, commonly known as charitable gaming.
Also, the Commission oversees the operations of approximately 1,000 Amusement Games operated at recognized amusement parks, seashore or other resorts or agricultural exhibitions (county fairs).
For more information, call the Commission at (973) 273-8000 or write to the commission at P.O. Box 46000, Newark, New Jersey 0710.