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Summary: Currently, there is a limit to how much an individual can win in a single bingo occasion. That amount is capped is $2,500. HB 394 would expand that limit by exempting pull-tab bingo prizes and any single prize less than $50 from counting towards the $2,500 total.
Analysis: HB 394 represents a modest deregulation of the bingo industry and should allow venues that operate bingo games to have more freedom to attract more business if they choose. TPPA supports HB 394.
Our support for this legislation should not be construed as support for gambling generally, or for Bingo specifically. Our recommendation is based on our view that this bill modestly limits government by taking away certain restrictions, increases free market transactions by allowing Bingo venues more flexibility, and enhances individual liberty by allowing Bingo participants to gain greater benefit out of their choice to play.