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      RS 4:710     


§710.  Issuance of special licenses

A.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter to the contrary, the office may provide by rule for the issuance of a special license for the conduct of no more than two bingo sessions annually at which the total amount of prizes which may be awarded on any one calendar day under such a license shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars in cash or other thing or things of value.  Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all other provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the issuance of such special licenses.

B.  Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 4:706(C) and 707(B), a municipal or parish governing authority may also issue a special license as provided in Subsection A of this Section; however, no such municipal or parish governing authority shall issue a special license to any organization as provided herein unless that organization has first obtained a special charitable gaming license from the office as further provided in R.S. 4:718.

Acts 1999, No. 568, §3, eff. June 30, 1999; Acts 2003, No. 871, §1, eff. July 1, 2003.

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