HOUSE BILL 544
AN ACT TO PERMIT THE LIMITED OPERATION OF THE GAME OF BINGO IN DUPLIN COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. It is lawful for fire departments and charitable, civic, religious and veterans organizations which have been in continuous existence for one year in this State to operate the game of bingo in Duplin County.
Sec. 2. The gross proceeds obtained from the operation of the game of bingo, except for prize money, must go into the treasury of the organization operating the game of bingo. No organization shall pay salaries or commissions to persons operating bingo games.
Sec. 3. An organization may operate the game of bingo only one day per week for a maximum period of six hours on that day.
Sec. 4. The highest prize which an organization may offer on each day that it operates the game of bingo is two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
Sec. 5. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 2nd day of April, 1979.