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This legal research guide provides information about gambling laws in Texas.


Texas Law

Below you will find references to areas of Texas law that govern bingo. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the “Plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Bingo Explained in “Plain English”

Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."

Attorney General Opinions on Bingo

Below you will find links to Texas Attorney General opinions issued on bingo. While attorney general opinions can be highly persuasive and are entitled to great weight, the ultimate determination of a law's applicability, meaning or constitutionality is left to the courts.

Who Can I Contact?

The Texas Lottery Commission is the state agency that oversees the lottery system as well as charitable bingo operations in the state of Texas. For more information on charitable bingo operations, including information on applying for an operator's license, please visit their site below.