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Chapter 109:1-3 | Application for Charitable Bingo License

Rule 109:1-3-01 | Definitions.

As used in Chapters 109:1-3 to 109:1-7 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Affiliate" means any entity or organization that is affiliated with another entity or organization by direct or indirect common ownership, officers or control, including any parent companies and subsidiaries.

(B) "Central Server" means a manufacturer's computer equipment that houses the operating system, supporting hardware, electronic gaming application software, communications network system, and databases required for electronic instant bingo operations, and stores and manages electronic instant bingo data between electronic gaming locations. The central server must be located in Ohio in a secure location accessible to the attorney general.

(C) "Director" or "Trustee" means a member of the governing body of a licensed organization, licensed distributor, or licensed manufacturer, but only if the member has any voting rights. Members of advisory boards that do not exercise any governance authority are not considered directors or trustees.

(D) "Electronic Instant Bingo Device" means a device approved by the attorney general that electronically displays instant bingo. An electronic instant bingo decide may be a cabinet-style device or a handheld and portable tablet.

(E) "Electronic Instant Bingo Operator" means the primary person(s) with access to electronic bingo game machines and anyone handling cash, or with key access or bank account access for electronic instant bingo.

(F) "Key Employee" means a person that has the ability to control, or exercise significant influence over, the management, assets, or operating policies of a charitable organization or any manufacturer or distributor. Key employee includes, but is not limited to, officers, directors, trustees, electronic instant bingo operators, primary bingo game operators, and principal persons of charitable organizations, manufacturers, and distributors.

(G) "Licensed Distributor" means a person licensed by the attorney general under Chapter 2915. of the Revised Code as a distributor.

(H) "Licensed E-Bingo Organization" means a veterans organization or fraternal organization licensed to conduct electronic instant bingo.

(I) "Licensed Manufacturer" means a person licensed by the attorney general under Chapter 2915. of the Revised Code as a manufacturer.

(J) "Licensed Organization" means an organization licensed by the attorney general under Chapter 2915. of the Revised Code to conduct type I, type II, and/or type III bingo.

(K) "Officer" means a person elected or appointed to manage the daily operations of a licensed organization, licensed distributor, or licensed manufacturer, such as a president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer. The officers of an organization may be determined by reference to its organizing documents, bylaws, or resolutions of its governing body, but in all cases include those officers required by applicable state law.

(L) "Primary Bingo Game Operator" means the person(s) who has overall supervision and management authority of bingo conducted at each and every location and will be responsible for holding, operating, and conducting these bingo activities in accordance with the license and the provisions of Chapter 2015. of the Revised Code and this chapter. At least one person must assume these responsibilities for each location.

(M) "Principal Person of Charitable Organization" means the person who has overall responsibility of the charitable organizations activities.

Last updated December 23, 2021 at 12:59 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 2915.08(F)(1)
Amplifies: 2915.01
Five Year Review Date: 12/23/2026