Bingo Game Manager Permit
(1)No person shall act as a bingo game manager for a Class A or B licensee unless he or she has a current bingo game manager permit or temporary authorization from the Department. A Class A or B bingo licensee shall not allow any person to act as a bingo game manager unless he or she possesses a current bingo game manager permit or temporary authorization from the Department. Temporary authorization to act as a manager may be granted by the Department upon the filing of a completed bingo game manager application.
(2)An application for a bingo game manager permit shall be made on a form prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by a $40 permit application fee. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. The Department shall reject applications which are incomplete or are not accompanied by a sufficient fee. All applicants shall be immediately notified of any such deficiencies. The license application shall include a personal information statement, including information regarding personal identity and personal history; a description of prior bingo employment activity and compensation received; a criminal history statement; finger prints and a completed release of educational, employment and military records form. Each applicant must agree to a credit check, background investigation, and interview and must demonstrate the experience and/or ability to fulfill the duties and qualifications required of the position.
(3)A Class A and B licensee shall designate one primary bingo game manager for the licensee. Licensees may also designate a backup bingo game manager to assume the responsibilities of the primary bingo game manager if that person is unavailable. The bingo game manager permit for the licensee’s manager shall be conspicuously displayed by the licensee during operating hours at its authorized location. The licensee shall notify the Department in writing if it intends to designate a different primary bingo game manager:
(a)The primary bingo game manager shall be responsible for the overall operation of the bingo games by ensuring that:
(A)The public and the licensees are protected from fraud;
(B)All provisions of ORS 167.118 (Certain games or events conducted by charitable, fraternal or religious organizations), ORS Chapter 464 (Games) and OAR 137-025-0010 et seq. are followed;
(C)All records are completed and correct; and
(D)All monies derived from the bingo game are safeguarded until transferred to the licensee’s bingo checking account.
(b)To the extent that they are not assumed by the board of directors or a bingo committee designated by the board, the duties and responsibilities of a primary bingo game manager include the following:
(A)Personnel actions regarding bingo workers including hiring, firing, training, evaluating, scheduling work periods, and/or setting salaries;
(B)Scheduling the bingo activity, including determining the time and days of operation;
(C)Setting the scope of the bingo activity by determining:
(i)The number of games to be played;
(ii)The type of games to be played;
(iii)The cost to each player to participate; and
(iv)The type and amount of prizes to be awarded.
(D)Setting the scope of marketing activities related to the bingo activity by determining:
(i)Type and scope of promotional activities; and
(ii)The media, content, timing, and target market area of advertising.
(4)A bingo game manager shall be knowledgeable regarding the rules for the conduct of bingo games.
(5)Within 60 days after the filing of a completed application for a permit, the Department shall either issue a permit or notify the applicant in writing, in accordance with ORS 183.310 (Definitions for chapter) to 184.550 that the permit has been denied and that the applicant is entitled to a hearing. The permit shall be effective for one year from the date it is issued and may be renewed annually. The form of the permit shall be prescribed by the Department.
(6)No person may concurrently act as a primary bingo game manager for more than one licensee unless such participation is approved by the Department. The Department may approve requests for bingo game managers to temporarily act in that capacity on behalf of more than one licensee for a period of up to 90 days. Such requests shall be approved in emergency situations when a licensee is already operating a game and is without a primary bingo game manager as a result of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond the licensee’s control.
(7)The organization’s primary bingo game manager shall be physically present and shall personally oversee the operation of the game at least 50 percent of the time during each quarter the licensee’s bingo games are in session. The Department may approve a lower percentage requirement for designated managers of licensees holding exceptions pursuant to OAR 137-025-0190 (Exceptions Approved by Department).
(8)Any person to whom a bingo game manager permit is issued shall notify the Department upon any change of the person’s name, residence or mailing address, or change of employment if employed by a licensee. Notice required under this section may be given in person or by mail and:
(a)Must be given within 30 days of the date of the change;
(b)Must be in writing and contain the old and new name, residence or mailing address, or employer(s); and
(c)Must contain the person’s bingo game manager permit number.
Rule 137-025-0090 — Bingo Game Manager Permit,