Beano/Bingo and Games of Chance

The Gambling Control Unit is responsible for the administering and enforcement of the laws and rules governing Beano/Bingo and Games of Chance. This includes licensing and/or registration of games and inspection for compliance which include Agricultural Fairs. Additionally, this Unit shall also assist in the investigations of illegal gambling in Maine.

For questions or information, please contact Public Safety Inspector, James Gass at 207-626-3902 or email at

Statutes and Rules:



Statutory Changes:

Click the title of any LD to download the PDF copy of the bill text.

Non-Profit Gaming Statutory Changes for 2019
Number Title Emergency Effective Date
LD 34 An Act To Clarify Games of Chance Licensing Requirements No 9/19/2019
LD 131 An Act To Permit a Veterans Organization To Lease Its Facility to an Organization That Is Registered to Operate Beano or Bingo Games without Obtaining a Commercial Beano Hall Permit Yes 4/11/2019
LD 158 An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Bingo No 9/19/2019
LD 253 An Act To Clarify the Requirements for High-hand Competitions in Gams of Chance Tournament Games No 9/19/2019
LD 352 An Act Regarding Licensing Fees for Certain Tournament Games No 9/19/2019
LD 1154 An Act To Increase the Betting Limit on Games of Chance at Fairs and Festivals and To Expand Allowed Operation Yes 5/16/2019
LD 1268 An Act To Update and Clarify the Laws Governing Raffles No 9/19/2019