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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.

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."

State Agency Statements on Bingo

Find official statements from state agencies on specific aspects of gambling.

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.