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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

Operating Bingo in South Carolina

South Carolina allows nonprofit organizations, licensed by the SCDOR, to legally operate bingo games to generate funds to support their charitable activities within the state. The nonprofit organizations may contract with a licensed promoter to manage, operate, or conduct a game. This page answers many questions for a nonprofit who is either new or has previous experience with operating and managing bingo sessions.

Do you need a promoter?

Which class of Bingo License ​do you need? Do you al​so need a Retail License?

Manufacturers and distributors: bingo cards & bingo card tax

Nonprofits: bingo checking accounts, filing requirements, and monthly distributions

​​Game Play​: entrance fees, required equipment, and rules

Bingo laws (Bingo Tax Act) and policy guidance​


File, Pay, & Licensing

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


Bingo Paper Tax & Paper Orders

Pay Bingo Paper Tax and approve bingo paper orders by downloading and installing SCDOR's JCENT Bingo Server Software.

 Due Dates

Quarterly Reports are due by the last day of the month following the close of the calendar quarter.
​First  (Jan, Feb, Mar)
​by April 30
Second  (Apr, May, Jun)
​by July 31
Third  (Jul, Aug, Sep)
​by October 31
​Fourth  (Oct, Nov, Dec)
​by January 31​

Bingo Paper Tax is due within 15 days of the Bingo Voucher being approved by SCDOR.

Promoter, Manufacturer, and Distributor Licenses are valid for one year. A renewal application is due to SCDOR prior to the end date printed on the license.