CHET TV BINGO – 2022 House Rules

Overview

All Bingo players are advised to read the following House Rules which outline how CHET TV Bingo is played. Failure to read or understand these rules may result in false expectations and may also hinder the ability of viewers to play the game accurately. The House Rules will be posted on CHET TV’s website and will also be posted at all vendor locations where viewers can buy Bingo Papers. During the show our Bingo Caller will also remind viewers to carefully review the House Rules prior to playing.

Due to factors outside of our control, there is NO guarantee that every game will be broadcasted on TV and YouTube with 100% certainty. If technical issues arise that are outside of our control, we will do our best to get the game back up and running within a reasonable time. However, if we cannot work past the technical difficulties, the game will be terminated and rescheduled until further notice.

If TV Channels 655 on Bell, 40 on Eastlink or 28 on Air are down we will still play Bingo on CHET TV’s YouTube Channel. If our station’s internet is down and it is outside of our control to fix the issue, we will postpone Bingo until further notice.

The Chetwynd Communications Society has reviewed The Licensed Charitable Gaming Rules. All Directors, Employees and Volunteers will review and sign that they are aware of and will be compliant. Under The Licensed Charitable Gaming Rules, representative board members will:

  • Review and sign all contracts related to the Independent Bingo;
  • Approve and sign the Gaming Event Revenue Report, which must be submitted within 90 days of the expiry of the gaming license; and
  • Approve and sign the Gaming Account Summary Report.
  • Two appointed Board of Directors members will be the Bingo Officers and will designate duties to the Secretary Treasurer, the General Manager, Employees and Volunteers.

How to Play

  • All games will broadcast on Community TV, call letters CHET-DT (Channels 655 on Bell, 40 on Eastlink or 28 on Air) and will be streamed live on YouTube. (Restrictions may apply to our broadcast if technical difficulties arise as explained in the Overview section of this document.)
  • The Chetwynd Communications Society plans on commencing weekly Live TV Bingo Games on Thursday at 7 pm, with a projected start date on February 10, 2022.
  • A video of our rules will start at 7:05 pm prior to the start of the games.
  • A review of Bingo Paper Sales Vendors will be given on community radio and community TV so viewers and know where to purchase Bingo Paper.
  • Bingo Paper will be color alternated as per the Paper Distribution Company in Richmond, BC. 1-800-663-1195 as approved by the GAMING POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT BRANCH (GPEB). The Bingo Papers are 3-UP and will include 4 colors – Purple, Green, Orange and Brown.
  • 3-Up Bingo Papers will be sold for $5.00 each and there will be no discounts. There are no additional prizes such as an automobile. Bingo Paper cannot be paid for with credit as stated in The Licensed Charitable Gambling Rules.
  • All three Bingos are combination games: (1) The Letter “Y”, (2) A Large Picture Frame all around the outside and (3) A Blackout of one full card. These are all played on one card, so with the 3-UP card the game player actually plays all three games on one card.
  • UPDATED (Nov 11, 2022): We may also do a test pilot with a Bonus Game in order to compensate the lack of a fourth game. Bonus Games will played and won at the same time as Game three. If a player(s) meets the requirements set out by CHET TV Bingo, the winners will receive Game 3 winnings PLUS Bonus Game winnings.
  • We have purchased the correct software for the display board which is on a computer, the approved blower, the balls and the software for the operation of the games. Visually, the drawing of the numbers is the central component of Bingo and all viewers will see the full drawing of the numbers.

General Information

  • The Chetwynd Communications Society will drop off and pick up Bingo Paper from vendors in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, Tumbler Ridge, Hudson's Hope and Fort St. John.
  • Vendors will count the Bingo Papers that they receive upon delivery, they will sign for the number of Bingo Papers sold from the past game and they will return Bingo Papers which are not sold each week.
  • On Fridays following Thursday's Bingo Game, a designated representative of the station will verify the amount of cash and unsold Bingo Papers being picked up at the vendor and will return both to the CHET TV headquarters. In the event of severe weather and/or poor road conditions, the vendor may be requested to shut down the sales by 3:00 pm and verify the number of sold and unsold Bingo Papers by telephone or email, plus keep the cash on hand. A representative will be sent to the vendor as soon as weather/roads permit. 
  • In the case of a technical problem (i.e. TV signal is not responsive), the game is postponed to the following Thursday and all vendors will be notified.
  • Each vendor is aware that their outlet cannot sell to minors (under 19) and advertising both on CHET-DT and Peace FM will address this very concisely. Sales outlets have requested that persons buying Bingo Papers show photo identifications.
  • Posters are supplied to the vendors advertising the sale of Bingo Papers.
  • Rules for advertising will be followed at all times with the GAMING POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT BRANCH (GPEB) cautioning against gambling on radio and TV.

Bingo Paper / Prizes

  • Bingo winners will deliver undamaged winning Bingo Paper, proper BC photo identification and sign for their winnings.
  • Bingo Paper must be sold and played as supplied by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
  • Bingo Paper may NOT be cut or separated. Any other type of damage to the Bingo Paper will be inspected by Bingo Staff and dealt with case-by-case.
  • Bingo Winnings must be picked up within 30 days of the Winning Bingo. If winnings are not picked up by then, they be will added back into the pot.
  • If you have a monetary complaint, please contact our station in Chetwynd & Dawson Creek and ask to file a complaint form.
  • Our Registered Gaming Officers will designate staff at specific locations to disburse Cash Prizes.
  • Funds from the sales of Bingo Paper and disbursements to winners will be verified by the Secretary Treasurer or her designate, or the General Manager or his designate. Records of deposits will be maintained by the Secretary Treasurer.
  • All three Bingos are combination games: (1) The Letter “Y”, (2) A Large Picture Frame all around the outside and (3) A Blackout of one full card. These are all played on one card, so with the 3-UP card the game player actually plays all three games on one card.
  • UPDATED (Sept 1, 2022): The Chetwynd Community Society will have three prize money packets: $1,000 for Game One, $1,600 for Game Two and $4,000 for Game Three. Prize amounts may vary throughout the season at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • UPDATED (Nov 11, 2022): We may also do a test pilot with a Bonus Game in order to compensate the lack of a fourth game. Bonus Games will played and won at the same time as Game three. If a player(s) meets the requirements set out by CHET TV Bingo, the winners will receive Game 3 winnings PLUS Bonus Game winnings.
  • The Bonus Game prize will begin at $200 and will continue to grow until it is won. To play the Bonus Game, every player must pay $4, which will get all their cards stamped, regardless of how many they buy. However, as stated by the GPEB Rules, when the Prize Pot reaches $30,000, the game will be modified to allow the prize to be won more easily.
  • UPDATED (Nov 24, 2022): If Game three winners hold off from calling in as soon as they get a Bingo in order to cheat and receive Bonus Game Money, YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR GAME THREE WINNINGS.
  • Players must telephone the published phone numbers to declare a Bingo.  Once all telephone calls have been completed, an additional ball timer (35-40 seconds) will elapse before moving to the next game (or closing the broadcast).  Any Bingos received after this additional ball timer period will be declared invalid.
  • Prize Distribution will take place at locations and days designated by the Board of Directors and may change as required.

Net Proceeds

  • Net Gaming Proceeds from Bingo Paper sales will be used for:
  • First and foremost for the Operational Costs of programs and services offered by The Chetwynd Communications Society. Including:
    • Wages, insurance, utilities, equipment and administrative supplies.
    • Improving the Community TV Station (CHET TV) and Community Radio Station (CHET FM) studio infrastructure (i.e., flooring, sound proofing, wall treatments etc.,)
    • Recording and Producing local community events to be broadcasted on CHET TV and CHET FM.
    • Purchasing of new/replacement broadcast electronics for CHET TV and CHET FM. (ie., cameras, microphones, lightings, sound mixers, diagnostics tools etc.,)
    • Software and hardware for video & audio production).
  • If Net Proceed Funds still remain after being used for Operational Costs of The Chetwynd Communications Society, funds will be used for Scholarships and for donations to charitable not-for-profit- organizations throughout the region. Only organizations who have been approved by the GPEB will be considered.
  • Directors and employees of the Chetwynd Communications Society are not permitted to purchase Bingo Paper, to play games, or to win funds.

“Know your limit, play within it.”

19+

For Help Call 1-877-795-6111

Class A Independent Bingo Licence #131289

Chetwynd Communications Society, Box 973, 4612 N Access Road, Chetwynd, BC V0C1J0,

250-788-9752