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​​​South Carolina Department of Revenue
Bingo Licensing and Enforcement

PO Box 125
Columbia, SC 29214-0945

Phone: 803-898-5393
Fax: 803-896-0130


Bingo is legal in South Carolina to allow nonprofit organizations, licensed by the SCDOR, to generate funds to support their activities. The nonprofit organizations may contract with a licensed promoter to manage, operate, or conduct a game. 

Bingo Tax Act

Special laws govern the way Bingo is to be conducted. These laws are enforced by the Bingo Licensing and Enforcement Section of the SCDOR. Failure to comply with Bingo laws and rules could lead to violations or loss of the license to operate Bingo. Because violation and/or criminal charges could result from non-compliance, prospective licensees are encouraged to obtain copies of the Bingo laws and rules to become familiar with the requirements. 

Bingo Tax Laws

Information pertaining to the laws of Bingo can be found in Article 24 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, specifically starting in South Carolina Code § 12-21-3920.

Online Services

  • MyDORWAY: submit the RD-9 return, violation payments, appeals, and Bingo License renewals
  • SCDOR Bingo Server (JCENT): pay Bingo Paper Tax and approve Bingo paper orders

Securely submit the RD-9 return, violation payments, appeals, and your Bingo License renewal online with MyDORWAY, our free tax portal!
Due Dates:

  • Bingo Paper Tax is due within 15 days of the Bingo Voucher being approved by the SCDOR.
  • Quarterly Reports are due by the last day of the month following the close of the calendar quarter.
  • Promoter, Manufacturer, and Distributor Licenses are valid for one year. A renewal application is due to the SCDOR prior to the end date printed on the license.