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Bingo Game Operator License


Before you submit your application

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    Applicant must get a Bingo Identification Number from the New York State Gaming Commission.

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      Non-Profit Organizations incorporated in New York State must register and remain active with the New York State Department of State. Active status will be verified by DCWP prior to license issuance. If operating under an Assumed or Doing-Business-As (DBA) Name, an Assumed Name Certificate must also be filed.

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        Non-Profit Organizations incorporated outside of New York State must obtain a Certificate of Doing Business in Good Standing from the Secretary of State from the business' home state, and file it with an in New York with the New York State Secretary of State. Although DCWP does not require hardcopy submission of business certificates, DCWP reserves the right to request and examine the documents under section 20.104 of the New York City Administrative Code.

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          Submit three completed and signed copies of the applicant's NYS Gaming Commission application materials, including File Forms BC-2, BC-2A and BC-2B.

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            Submit a proof of right to use the premises where the non-profit organization will hold bingo games. More info

              Acceptable proofs include a copy of the deed or bill of sale or a copy of the current lease. Please note that if the applicant will submit a current lease, the landowner must have a Commercial Lessor License issued by DCWP.

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            If the license application will be filed by someone other than the applicant, complete the Granting Authority to Act Affirmation.

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              List of Fees. More info

                • $18.75: License Fee per bingo game occasion with a maximum of 216 occasions per calendar year.
                • Non-Refundable Convenience Fee for paying with a credit card.
                • Bingo Additional Fee: 5% of net proceeds per occasion.
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              List of accepted payment methods. More info

                • Check (Payable to NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. Please note that the check must be issued from a bank account that is established solely for bingo game and / or games of chance transactions.)
                • Credit card including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card.
            • Ready to Apply?

              Steps to apply online:

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              Review the requirements for the license and gather all materials before clicking the Apply Online button. Note: You will be redirected to a new web page where you will need a registered account with the City of New York to submit an online application.

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                Click the Apply Online link above to complete and submit an application. Applicants will be required to log in or register a City of New York account. Please ensure that you have the information listed under Prerequisites, above, and a major credit card available before beginning the online application process.

                • Steps to apply in person:

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                  Complete the required application forms and gather all necessary documentation identified in the section above.

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                    Schedule an appointment to file in person at the DCWP Licensing Center or NYC Small Business Support Center. View flyer to learn how to schedule an appointment.

                      NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)

                      Licensing Center

                      42 Broadway, Lobby

                      New York NY 10004