Legal Basis
Who qualifies to apply for a bingo license?
What are the requirements for obtaining a bingo license?

Legal Basis

The Secretary of State has the power, under the protection of Law 242 of May 8, 1950, as amended by Law 13 of April 15, 1988 to license the Bingo games. These licenses have a term of one fiscal year, which starts on July of one year and ends on June of the next year.

Who qualifies to apply for a bingo license?
  • Churches and Lodges
  • Churches and Lodges should have been organized ten (10) years before the adoption of the Law of May 8, 1950, which is before 1940.
  • Organizations with bona fide charitable or educational purposes
  • Charitable organizations should have been organized ten (10) years before the adoption of Law 13 of April 15, 1988, which is before 1978.
What are the requirements for obtaining a bingo license?
  • Filling in the application available in the Assistant Secretary Services, located on the second floor of the Provincial Council (Diputación Provincial) Building.
  • Filing an affidavit before a Notary Public.
  • Two (2) Internal Revenue stamps for the amount of $100.00 each.
  • Submit the following along with the application:
    • Location report indicating the address of the premises where the game will be held (it is required that such facilities are on the premises of the institution requesting the license).
    • Certificate of Inspection of the Fire Department.
    • Health License or Permit issued by the Health Department.
    • Regulations and Permits Administration (ARPE, by its acronym in Spanish) authorization of use of the place where the Bingo will take place.
    • List of the people in charge of the location and their postal addresses. It should also indicate their position as part of the entity.
    • Annual report of income and contributions made.
Aprobado por la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones - CEE-SA-16-3903