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Lawmaker Wants To Change Charitable Bingo Law

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MADISON (WRN) - A state legislator wants to give families more quality time by changing the law on who can play charitable bingo.

Those under 18 can play at their church bingo hall – but only if a parent and guardian is next to them. Assembly Democrat Amy Sue Vruwink of Milladore says that’s too restrictive. She said one father who volunteered at a church picnic was told that his youngster could not play, even though he could see the youngster from the spot where he was working.

Vruwink wants to create a bill to let minors play bingo if adult relatives are on the premises. It would only apply at bingo games run by charities, and Vruwink said it would not apply to Indian casinos.

She’s looking for co-sponsors before introducing her bill.

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