Information regarding an organization running a Bingo

Who can run a bingo/beano game?
Only non-profit groups, in existence for five (5) years, may be licensed to conduct the game of Beano (Bingo) in Massachusetts. Chapter 10, Sections 37-40 o...
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 10:42 AM
Can my senior housing community run a bingo game for the residents?
Yes, the bingo law – Chapter 10, Sections 37-40 does have a provision for senior groups and senior housing complexes to apply for a Senior Bingo Recreationa...
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 10:43 AM
How much does a bingo license cost?
The bingo license costs $50.00 and is good for one (1) year. It is renewed each year in October.
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 10:43 AM
Where does the money the bingos make go?
Depending on the type of organization that is licensed, the profits generated are used for religious, charitable, and educational purposes. Veteran’s groups...
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 10:43 AM
Why is the Lottery involved in Bingo and what do you do?
Chapter 10, Sections 37-40 of the Massachusetts General Laws allows Bingo (Beano) in the Commonwealth. That law assigns to the Lottery Commission the respon...
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 10:43 AM
How do I find out where I can play bingo?
A directory of licensed bingo games can be viewed on the Bingo Locations page. Contact us at if you would like to request...
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 10:43 AM
Is there additional information on the 5% tax for Charitable Gaming?
A 5% tax on gross proceeds of an event must be paid by all groups conducting these activities. This is an excise tax on gambling. Under the law, only non-p...
Wed, May 1, 2024 at 10:52 AM