MGC offices closed on Veterans Day

We thank those who have served and are currently serving to protect us. Today we share with you a blog post written by Warren Anderson, the son of MGC staffer Faith Anderson. Warren is an International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce in St. Louis. Read the story here.

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Bingo Changes

Charitable Games Bulletin

To:            All Licensees

From:        Barbara Whittle, Charitable Games Manager

Date:         November 9, 2018

In the November 6, 2018 general election, Amendment 4 was passed by voters of the State of Missouri. Passage of this amendment will bring about the following change:

Effective December 6, 2018, a member of your organization who meets the requirements and who wishes to volunteer their time for bingo can do so as long as they have been a bona fide member of the licensed organization for six months immediately preceding such participation.

Until December 6, 2018, the current rule regarding membership remains in effect. No volunteer will be added prior to December 6, 2018 unless they meet the existing two-year membership requirement.

Proof of membership is still required for any member you wish to add to your bingo volunteer list. When you submit a member for inclusion on your volunteer list, you must provide their Social Security Number, date of birth, a clear copy of their driver license or state-issued ID, and verification of six month membership.  Acceptable documents are a copy of their membership card showing their start date or a copy of your organization’s membership roster showing membership start dates.   By supplying the requested information, we will be able to process requests faster and therefore have your new volunteers approved and helping your organization in a timely manner.

Due to the Constitutional amendment, changes will be made to the bingo rule book in the upcoming months. Once the changes are complete and all sections are updated, we will mail out the updated rules to all licensed organizations.  This mailing will not go out until spring of 2019.  Until then, the statutes and regulations regarding bingo are always available on our web page at www.mgc.dps.mo.gov under the Charitable Games tab.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 573-526-5370 or toll free in Missouri at 1-866-801-8643.

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Casino measure gets approval in Arkansas

Voters in Arkansas approved a casino measure. Read the full story from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

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Bingo Amendment 4

This measure was approved by Missouri voters yesterday. Read more about it from Fox4 KC.com

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2019 MGC Meeting Dates

2019 Commission Meeting Dates

January 30, 2019 – JC @ 10 a.m. 

February 27, 2019 – JC @ 10 a.m.

March 27, 2019 – JC @ 10 a.m. 

April 24, 2019 – JC @ 10 a.m. 

May 28 & 29, 2019 – LaGrange @ 9 a.m. 

June 26, 2019 – JC @ 10 a.m.

July, 2019 – No Meeting 

August 27 & 28, 2019 – KC/St. Jo @ 9 a.m.         

September 25, 2019 – JC @ 10 a.m. 

October 30, 2019 – JC @ 10 a.m. 

December 4, 2019 – JC @ 10 a.m.

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Service Awards

Congratulations to Maggie White and Ted Smith of the Missouri Gaming Commission for the service awards they received at today’s meeting. Deputy Director Tim McGrail presents Maggie with a 5 year certificate, and Ted received a 20 year service award. Congratulations!

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Chili King

The Chili Cook- Off First Place Award has evaded Gaming Enforcement Manager Todd Nelson for years. Each year he would submit his entry in hopes of winning.

Finally, the sweat and tears paid off and Todd Nelson was crowned Chili King 2018!

Congratulations Todd! We are happy for you! Thank you for making our Chili Cook-Off extra fun! Thank you to all for participating in the MGC Charitable Campaign!

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Bingo and Amendment 4

Amendment 4 is about Bingo in Missouri. Read the story from Missourinet.

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MGC Executive Director Bill Seibert

September 25th, Executive Director Seibert, an alumni of Columbia College, assisted with Columbia College’s career center’s speed networking.  This program is geared toward preparing students for interviewing and interacting with professionals in the workforce. 13 Columbia College alumni professionals from various fields participated.   38 Columbia colleges students participated in this important exercise.

 

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Amendment 4

This amendment, which would change the waiting time a bingo volunteer needs to wait before volunteering to help, has failed twice. This story in the Jefferson City News Tribune explains the issue. Read it here.

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