Mich. Admin. Code R. 432.21317 - Game conduct and operation

Rule 317.

(1) Bingo games shall only be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 a.m.
(2) The bingo license shall be on site and posted in a conspicuous place during the bingo occasion.
(3) A copy of the current license application and any changes shall also be on site and available for review.
(4) The bureau may establish directives regulating the conduct of specific types of bingo games, including the Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game.
(5) The utilization of equipment and the methods of play shall be such that each player is afforded an equal opportunity to win.
(6) Before the start of each bingo game, the name of the game, type or color of bingo card, winning combinations, and the amount of each prize shall be clearly announced to the players. For games that are divided into multiple prizes, the winning arrangements and the amount of each prize shall be clearly announced to the players immediately before each multiple game.
(7) All balls that are used during the game shall be present in the bingo receptacle before each game begins and shall be verified by 2 bingo players before the bingo occasion starts, except when a random number generator is used. The names of the persons who verify the balls shall be recorded and become part of the game records. If the balls are changed during the bingo occasion, then the balls shall be verified again by 2 bingo players and the names of the persons who verify the balls shall be recorded.
(8) All bingo cards shall be purchased, all winners shall be determined, and all prizes shall be awarded within the same day or as directed by the bureau. The chairperson may withhold a prize payment pending the resolution of a disputed game.
(9) Players shall play only the bingo cards that have been purchased from the licensee for that bingo occasion, except as prescribed by R 432.21311.
(10) Free bingo cards shall not be provided, given to, or played by a player, except as prescribed by R 432.21324.
(11) A worker may, at the option of the licensee, cover the bingo cards for a player as provided in the house rules as prescribed by R 432.21314(1)(d).
(12) A bingo card shall not be sold after the first number is drawn or selected for the game in which the bingo card is going to be used, except bingo cards where the bingo numbers are concealed.
(13) A player may, at the option of the licensee, exchange hard bingo cards.
(14) Any bingo card that is being selected, purchased, or exchanged during a game shall not be used while that game is in progress, except bingo cards where the bingo numbers are concealed.
(15) Bingo cards shall not be exchanged or transferred between players.
(16) A worker shall not select or exchange bingo cards for a player, except as prescribed by R 432.21311.
(17) Hard bingo cards that have not been purchased shall be turned in and removed from the playing area before the first hard card game.
(18) Bingo cards shall not be removed by the players from the bingo premises, except for player-owned Braille, shutter, or sight-assistance bingo cards, unless approved in writing by the bureau based on the best interest of the public welfare.

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Mich. Admin. Code R. 432.21317
2000 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 20, Eff. 10/27/2021

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