Is a game of chance, in which prizes are awarded on
the basis of bingo balls being randomly drawn from a receptacle that match a
previously announced pattern on a player's bingo card. Almost all bingos
need to be licensed.
Large Bingo License
- Also known as a weekly or annual bingo license, this license allows an
organization to play bingo on the same day and time at the same location each
week. This license must be renewed annually; the license year is from
March 1 through the last day of February. An organization can have an
unlimited number of large bingo licenses. The license fee is $150.
Special Bingo License - This license
allows an organization to play bingo for up to 7 consecutive days. An
organization can receive up to 4 special bingo licenses per calendar year.
The license fee is $25.
Linked Bingo -
Organizations wishing to link their Michigan progressive jackpot bingo games together
must follow the Michigan Progressive Jackpot Bingo Game (Manually Linked Bingo
If you are not sure if the event you want to hold
is a bingo, contact our office at (517) 335-5780 and we can answer your
Due to the unprecedented number of license
applications we are receiving, allow at least 6 weeks for the processing of
applications or a change request to a license. To be fair to all applicants,
applications and requests to change a license are processed in the order they
are received. First-time applicants must allow additional time for the