1. Children excluded
Children under 12 years of age not permitted to play bingo.
2. Spotters excluded
Where a session has more than 100 participants, a minimum of two (2) “spotters” must be provided who shall not be permitted to play bingo.
3. Checking players
An unsuccessful player may only take part in the call back of a game once in each session.
4. Bingo cards
- Every bingo card must have 15 numbers printed on it.
- All cards used in any one game must bear the same serial number and that number must be announced to players immediately before the commencement of each game.
6. Playing of split games permitted
- A split game involving a specified pattern or range of numbers may be played during a game of bingo.
- Where a split game is to be played during a game of bingo the permit holder must cause the type of split game or games that are to be played to be announced before the commencement of the game.
- Where no split game is to be played during a game of bingo the permit holder will cause this to be announced before the commencement of the game.
- Interim prizes will be awarded to players winning split games in accordance with rule 5A(2)(a).
5a. Award of prizes
- For the purposes of this rule a number is properly called when the person calling the number has announced both the number displayed to him or her and any colloquial expression for that number (for instance for number 22 - "two little ducks, twenty-two").
- A prize for a winning split or a full house will not be awarded to a player unless:
- in the case of a player calling a winning split, the last number properly called forms part of the winning split; and
- in the case of a player calling a full house, the last number properly called is on the player’s card.
5b. Conclusion of a game of bingo
- A game of bingo concludes when a player is awarded a prize for obtaining a full house.
- a split game is being played during a game of bingo; and
- a player obtains a full house before any player obtains a winning split.
The player obtaining the full house will receive any unclaimed prize in respect of the split
game in addition to the prize awarded for the full house.
Except where the gaming permit authorises it:
- the price of a card:
- where the card is a separate "flyer" card shall not exceed 50 cents; or
- shall not exceed 30 cents;
- there shall be no more than 2 games using "flyer" cards per session;
- there may be one game in which both a standard prize and a prize contingent on the number of calls made prior to a winning card being announced ("snowball" prize) may be offered, and the "snowball" prize shall:
- if not won, be offered in the next session without increasing in value; and
- be included in the calculation of the value of the total prizes paid for each session at which it is offered.
7. Jackpot prizes
A jackpot prize can be offered from either receipts from that session of bingo, or from other funds. The prize cannot be offered from a combination of other funds and receipts from that session of bingo.
A jackpot prize may be offered up to a maximum value of $3000. If the jackpot is provided from funds other than the receipts from that session of bingo it shall not be included in the total of prizes for that session, or the total value of incentives,
or the calculation of expenses. If the funds are provided from the receipts of the session they should be included.
8. Prizes to be announced
The permit holder will cause the value of the prizes for each game to be announced before the commencement of the game.
9. Prize shared if more than one winner
- Where there is more than one winning card the prize money will be shared equally among all the winners.
- there is more than one winning card in relation to a prize that consists of, or includes something else having a value other than money (“prize goods”); and
- it is not possible or practicable to share the prize goods equally among all the winners; money to the value of the prize goods will be shared equally among all the winners in place of the prize goods.
10. Prizes paid as soon as practicable
Prizes awarded for each game of bingo will be paid as soon as practicable after the conclusion of that game.
11. Player who makes incorrect call allowed to continue play
A player who incorrectly calls a winning split or a full house in a game is allowed to continue to play in that game.