Can the organization pay employees to provide concessions and conduct the bingo games?
No, bingo and concession operators must be volunteers and may not be paid for their services. Tipping or compensation in any manner directly or indirectly is expressly prohibited. Back to top • How much can the organization pay in rent for the bingo premises? Generally, the maximum rent which may be paid to any lessor for a bingo premises is $450.00 per bingo session. If the bingo premises is owned by the by the organization conducting bingo, it may deduct from the gross receipts the lesser of 45% or $600.00 as consideration for the use of the premises. Back to top • Are there any required annual filings? Yes, as of April 1, 2001, Ohio’s legislators amended the law to require new and renewal bingo license applicants to comply with Ohio’s Charitable Trust Act and Ohio’s Charitable Organization Act. If the applicant does not comply with the Acts, it will not qualify for a license or a renewal license. Prior to this amendment, new and renewal bingo applicants could technically qualify for