The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission controls the operation of Bingo.


Bingo (Beano) was legalized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on September 29, 1971. Effective September 4, 1973, Chapter 729 of the Acts of 1973 transferred responsibility for control of the operation of Bingo from the Department of Public Safety to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Effective January 1, 1978, Chapter 219 of the Acts of 1977 transferred responsibility for collection of the 5% Bingo and Raffle/Bazaar (Casino Function) Tax on Gross Proceeds from the Department of Revenue to the Lottery.