January 8, 2021
Questions and Answers Regarding Resumption of Lawful Gambling Indoors
Question: If bingo is conducted at a location where the primary business is the conduct of bingo (“bingo hall”), what is the site’s capacity limit under Executive Order 21-01?
Answer: Under the executive order, a bingo hall is considered to be a “venue providing indoor events and entertainment”. Capacity is limited to 25% of the normal occupant capacity, not to exceed 150 people in the entire facility. “Normal occupant capacity” means the applicable lawful capacity as established by state or local authorities in accordance with established codes and requirements. This number may be higher than what your organization normally considers to be a “full” when the site is set up for the conduct of bingo.
Keep in mind that on-site food and beverage consumption is prohibited after 10:00 pm and all social distancing requirements must be enforced.
Question: When bars reopen for indoor drinking and dining on January 11, may meat raffles be conducted?
Answer: Yes. Meat raffles (awarding packages of meat as a paddlewheel, raffle, or tipboard prize) are allowed provided that they’re conducted in compliance with all social distancing and executive order requirements.
Paddlewheel with a Table (“Tri-wheel”)
Question: When bars reopen for indoor drinking and dining on January 11, may paddlewheel with a table be conducted?
Answer: Yes. Paddlewheel with a table is allowed provided that it’s conducted in compliance with all social distancing and executive order requirements.