Bingo for Beginners: An Overview of Charitable Bingo in Texas
Bingo is The Most Charitable Game in Texas! Since the first licenses were issued in 1982, charitable bingo has had positive benefits for charities, players, and state, county, and municipal governments in Texas. Gross receipts from the conduct of charitable bingo total more than $19 billion, bingo prizes awarded have been in excess of $11 billion, and allocations to local jurisdictions have totaled over $300 million.
Bingo, the oldest form of legalized gambling in Texas, has been approved by voter referendum in all or part of 226 of the state's 254 counties. There are over 1,300 licensed organizations related to conducting charitable bingo in Texas.