About Charity Bingo
Charity Bingo is one of the only forms of legal gambling in Georgia. Other than the lottery, raffles, and Charity Bingo, Gambling is prohibited in the State of Georgia. Each week, charity organizations across the state host Bingo events to raise money for civic engagement and charitable causes.
Eligible nonprofits across the state are encouraged to apply.
Applying For A Permit
Comprehensive Information for Obtaining a Bingo Permit
One-Time permits are available for schools, religious organizations, and other eligible nonprofits. If your organization would like to obtain a One-Time permit, please submit a letter at least 3 weeks before the event on organization letterhead, listing the date, time, location, and purpose of the event via our Contact Charity Bingo form >>
To determine if your nonprofit is eligible for a Bingo License, please see the Georgia Pre-license Bingo Checklist, and familiarize yourself with the Rules and Regulations of Charity Bingo.
To apply or renew a license, visit GeorgiaSecretaryofState.net, the Agency Shopify account. There you can purchase an annual license and download your application or renewal form.
Please ensure you’ve familiarized yourself with the Georgia Pre-license Bingo Checklist, and familiarize yourself with the Rules and Regulations of Charity Bingo. All incomplete applications will be denied.
To view these forms in advance without submitting payment, you may download the relevant PDF here:
- Download an Application for a New License >>
- Download a License Renewal Application >>
All completed documents can be submitted via our Contact Charity Bingo form >>
Every year, licensed organizations are required to submit their annual compliance form following the election of new officiers, as well as annual bingo financials prepared by a Certified Public Accountant by May 1st.
Download a PDF of the Instructions for SOS Bingo Annual Report >>
All completed documents can be submitted via our Contact Charity Bingo form >>, emailed to Bingo [at] sos.ga.gov, or mailed to Office of Charity Bingo, Secretary of State, 214 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA, 30334.
Please do not submit any documents to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Prospective Bingo Workers must submit a Personal History and Background Form, and complete fingerprinting through Fieldprint. Prospective workers should submit the Personal History and Background Form to Bingo [at] sos.ga.gov after completion of fingerprinting.
Click here to download Fieldprint Instructions or click here to view as webpage.
You will choose "Secretary of State" and "Charity Bingo". Agency ID is GAP17846
Rules and Regulations
Download a PDF of the Rules and Regulations of Charity Bingo >>
Office of Charity Bingo
Georgia Secretary of State
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
- Online Resource Georgia Pre-License Bingo Checklist
- Online Resource Charity Bingo Rules and Regulations
- Online Resource Application for New License
- Online Resource Renewal License Application
- Online Resource Charity Bingo Compliance Form
- Online Resource Annual Report Form