Department of Treasury
Bureau of State Lottery
Administrative Rules for Charitable Gaming
Rule Set 2020-84 TY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Friday, May 28, 2021
The public hearing will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. to receive
public comments while complying with measures designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID 19) and Ingham County Resolution #21-138.
Web Link: https://bit.ly/3moeJEC Phone Number: 248-509-0316 When prompted, please enter the
following conference ID: 984 413 042#.
The Department of Treasury will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on proposed changes
to the Charitable Gaming rule set.
The amended rules will allow the following practices, which are not permitted under the current rules.
Conducting bingos using a random number generator instead of physical bingo balls. Permitting an
alternative method for players to declare a bingo (e.g. the use of honking a car horn to conduct socially
distanced games of bingo by players in their cars). Permitting in-house raffles to disburse unclaimed
prizes to a charitable organization under certain conditions. The desired outcome of promulgating these
rules is to allow licensees more flexibility when conducting charitable gaming in Michigan and to reduce
current regulatory burdens.
By authority conferred on the commissioner of the bureau of state lottery by section 13 of the Traxler-
McCauley-Law-Bowman bingo act, 1972 PA 382, MCL 432.113. The proposed rules will take effect
immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are published on the State of
Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic transmission at the following
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail at the
following address until 5/28/2021 at 05:00PM.
Interested parties may submit written comments to Michigan Lottery, 101 E. Hillsdale, Lansing, Michigan
48909, Attention Mike Gallagher, no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2021.
Michigan Lottery, 101 E. Hillsdale, Lansing Michigan 48909, Attention Mike Gallagher
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 517-599-5791 to make