Date: November 6, 2013
Secretary of State’s Office, Blue Spruce Conference Room, 1700 Broadway,
Board members present: Perry
Jultak, Dan Gincig, Donivon Glassburn, Tom Bednark
Secretary of State officials present: Mike
Hardin, Greg Lestikow, Shannon Bee, Carla Hoke, D.J. Davis, Lisa Marty
The meeting was called to order at 10:02 AM.
The pledge of allegiance was conducted.
Approval of minutes tabled till next meeting as there
were only five members of the board present
Secretary of State
Greg Lestikow presented a ten year trending showing that
bingo and pull tabs revenue is dropping and raffle revenue is going up. Greg introduced a new reporting system
Instant Atlas that can be used for bingo and raffle data. It will be able to show trends and areas of
Marketing tool kit from the studies by DU Students and
Jon Runge - How to help market games for the charity, tips and success stories
are available on line.
The rules hearing was conducted on October 2nd
and adopted on October 17th (posted on web.) Rules will take effect on January 1,
2014. New rules will be on games manager
training and posted in rule book. All
will be posted on the web. People will
have to ask for printed copies. New forms for progressive raffles will be on
web site January 1st.
We were reminded to make sure that bingo license renewals
are turned in as soon as possible for 2014.
The cost is $100.00 for non profit organizations and $1,000 for
Clarification on coupons - It is ok if a hall owner pays
back charity group. Over $500
progressive pull tab / bingo only must pay by check. Dan Gingig asked if a progressive winner can
get $500 cash and the rest by check.
Greg Lestikow noted that it must be via check per rule 9.3.3A. Donivon Glassburn asked if it has to be by
one check or can it be by 2 checks. Greg
Lestikow said that they will need to look into that. If under $500 it can also be paid via
There will be a raffle pamphlet posted with rules for
what you can and cannot do for coupons.
Open form, no questions were asked.
Colorado Industry Income, Greg Lestikow reviewed bingo SOS
report showing 10 year change showing dollar and percentages. Donivon Glassburn asked if it could be put
into a chart. Shannon Bee said they will
need to look into that.
Donivon Glassburn noted how gaming, lottery and powerball
has increased and bingo has decreased significantly in Colorado Asking how are going to stop the decline of
bingo. Dan Gincig noted how it has now
leveled off. There was discussion
around advertising and getting young players for bingo. How the smoking ban affected bingo.
Hand held units and the auto daub feature. Greg Lestikow noted that it has been
discussed and that the state will need to look into the statutes - cannot
address right now. Dan Gincig noted that
the manufactures of the units are not able to have both auto daub and catch up
feature at the same time. That 90% of
the problems with handheld bingo units are user error. Having the auto daub feature would solve most
of the user error with the handheld units.
Other states are using the auto daub feature. Greg Lesikow said they would look into it.
2014 Legislation, Greg Lestikow said that in 2014, 10
items that came from suggestions to pass legislation.
From last meeting, still looking into food for
volunteers. Currently not allowed, but
looking into for 2014 legislation.
Event pull tabs - looking at statute - rules and
Ability of coupons - (free bingo) buying two packs get in
free. A rules question covered in bingo
raffles law book. Volume discounts - as
long as you offer the same discount to everyone.
Question asked: Being able to advertise two for one or coupon - (unless the hall pays for)
More faces - legal issues
Progressive rule $1.00 per sheet minimum price. If more than $1.00 the price has to be
established from the beginning of progressive sales
Greg Lestikow noted that 10 items will be talked about,
will need to seek out sponsors for legislation.
into pulling data for the number of players to be incorporated into reports
the ability for the allowance of an auto daub feature on the aids
at the feasibility of being able to change the minimum price per face on
- Could the
rule be changed to allow for scaling of progressive face prices as the jackpot
to offer multiple checks to one winner for progressive payout
Next meeting: Wednesday, December 11th, at 10:00 AM.