A federal appeals court has ruled that charitable bingo operators are allowed to use proceeds from their games to lobby Texas lawmakers on a variety of issues, including gambling.
New reports uncovered by the CBS 11 I-Team show that the Texas Lottery Commission has known for years that their bingo halls play host to potentially illegal gambling.
When you think of bingo – You might think of your sweet 80-year-old grandmother going to play bingo at a church down the street. It helps her pass the time and stay social.
On Monday, the CBS 11 I-Team confirmed the Director of Charity Bingo, Sandra Joseph, resigned from her post. Her resignation was submitted two days after the I-Team’s initial investigation into charity bingo in Texas.
Some charity organizations across Texas have been pushed to the brink of bankruptcy after getting involved with bingo. The Lottery Commission runs charity bingo. But some non-profit groups believe the state isn’t doing enough to protect the groups.
The Lottery Commission has delayed making a decision about the use of video confirmation of pull-tab tickets – which critics say would open the door to slot machines in Texas.
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