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

300A Outlet Pointe Blvd
P.O. Box 125
Columbia, SC 29214-0026

Phone: 803-898-5393
Fax: 803-896-0130
Email: Bingo@dor.sc.gov

​​Summary

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

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. 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.

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​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.

What's New

  • New Bingo E-mail Address Bingo@dor.sc.gov Have a question about bingo in South Carolina? Need additional information? Want to submit a complaint form? Email us and we will respond within one business day.
  • New Bingo Penalty Guidelines for Violations of Bingo Tax Laws: SC Revenue Procedure 14-2 was signed by the Director on September 4, 2014, concerning Penalty Guidelines for Violations of the Bingo Laws.