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Expanded Bingo OKd; Guidelines to Follow

The City Council gave final approval to a measure this week that allows charity groups, including the Kingsmen drum and bugle corps, to have as many as three bingo games a week.

Stanton has limited bingo games to one a week. Mayor David John Shawver supported adding additional games to keep Stanton’s bingo halls competitive with those in neighboring cities.

Although the new measure passed unanimously, Councilman Brian Donahue said he wants the city’s three nonprofit groups running bingo games to show proof of their charity work.

The City Council will review the new ordinance in six months. It also plans to provide guidelines to bingo operators so they can prove their charity efforts.

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