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Body:Section 45-8-150


For purposes of this article the following words shall have the following meanings:

(1) BINGO. The game commonly known as bingo, which is a game of chance played with cards printed with five rows of five squares each. Participants place markers over randomly called numbers on the cards in an attempt to form a preselected pattern such as a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line, or all four corners. The first participant to form the preselected pattern wins the game. The term "bingo" means any game of bingo of the type described above in which wagers are placed, winners are determined, and prizes or other property is distributed in the presence of all persons placing wagers in that game. The term "bingo" does not refer to any game of chance other than the type of game described in this subdivision.

(2) BINGO SESSION. A consecutive period of time not to exceed 10 consecutive hours during which bingo is played in a given day.

(3) CALHOUN COUNTY BINGO REGULATORY COMMISSION. A regulatory body created by this article to regulate the conducting of bingo games pursuant to Amendment No. 508 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, and this article.

(4) EQUIVALENT VALUE. The fair market value of a gift on the date the gift is awarded as a prize in a bingo game.

(5) LOCATION. A single building, hall, enclosure, or outdoor area used for the purpose of playing bingo pursuant to a permit or license issued under this article.

(6) PERMIT HOLDER. A qualified nonprofit organization which has a permit or license pursuant to this article.

(7) PERSON. Any human being, corporation, association, or other legal entity.

(8) QUALIFIED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. A bona fide religious, educational, service, senior citizens, fraternal, or veterans' organization which qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and operates without profit to its members and, except for special permit holders issued a permit pursuant to Section 45-8-150.04 which has been in existence and operating continuously in Calhoun County as that organization for a period of three years and which has owned or leased real property in Calhoun County for at least three years immediately prior to making application for operating bingo in Calhoun County.

(9) SPECIAL PERMIT HOLDER. One who holds a valid permit for a special occasion as provided by Section 45-8-150.04.

(Act 96-662, p. 1075, ยง1.)