Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0086    Version: 1 Name: CD-3 - max bingo prize
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/11/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/19/2010 Final action: 1/19/2010
Title: Recommendation to respectfully request City Attorney to revise the Long Beach Municipal Code to align the maximum Bingo prize amount with the State level of $500.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER GARY DELONG, THIRD DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 011910-R-14sr&att.pdf
Related files: 10-0126
TITLE
Recommendation to respectfully request City Attorney to revise the Long Beach Municipal Code to align the maximum Bingo prize amount with the State level of $500.
 
DISCUSSION
Long Beach Municipal Code 5.20.120, last modified in 1986, stipulates the maximum amount of prizes awarded during the conduct of any bingo game. The current maximum is $250 within Long Beach, but the State has set a maximum of $500 with Penal Code 326.5n.
 
The State maximum was increased to $500 on September 30, 2008. The Third District Council office has been approached with the request to raise the reward amount in effort to retain customers in Long Beach. The increase would align City Code with State Code and discourage the lose of Bingo customers to other Cities.
 
Recommended Action: Respectfully request that the City Attorney revise the municipal code to align the Maximum Prize amount with the State level to $500.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
COUNCILMEMBER GARY DELONG
THIRD DISTRICT