Apollo Beach, FL asked in Gaming for Florida

Q: FLORIDA: What is the limit for a prize I can give for winning a music bingo game?

I play music bingo for a bar and we give token prizes to winners. We advertise that this is a NON-GAMBLING event. It is, but I would like to give better prizes. Is there a limit to the value of a prize for a non-gambline event such as mine?

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Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral
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  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Review the relevant Florida Statute 849.0931 -

"(5)Except for instant bingo prizes, which are limited to the amounts displayed on the ticket or on the game flare, a jackpot shall not exceed the value of $250 in actual money or its equivalent, and there shall be no more than three jackpots in any one session of bingo.

(6)Except for instant bingo, which is not limited by this subsection, the number of days per week during which organizations authorized under this section may conduct bingo shall not exceed two.

(7)Except for instant bingo prizes, which are limited to the amounts displayed on the ticket or on the game flare, there shall be no more than three jackpots on any one day of play. All other game prizes shall not exceed $50."

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