State Outlaws Electronic Bingo

Laramie, WY – Wyoming charities and non profits will likely have to look to traditional bingo to raise money. A state legislative committee passed a bill Thursday night making electronic bingo illegal except as an aid for people with disabilities. Members of several charities testified this could dry up their funding. Senator Mike Massie empathized. Electronic bingo was only legal in Wyoming for one year. The attorney general ruled it was in violation of state law. This bill also clarified another ongoing legal issue. It would allow a group of friends to play poker in a bar, but poker tournaments set up and advertised would be illegal under this bill.