Bingo Extravaganza 2022

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NEAT Benefits

Every dollar raised though our BINGO Extravaganza events goes towards supporting NEATS’ locally grown and delivered educational, informational and eco-friendly programming

Purchase Tickets

Purchase physical tickets at: Fireweed Market, Gateway Esso, the Taylor Liquor Store, Tropical Tanning Studio, The Canadian Grind & Safeway

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Online Bingo Extravaganza Tickets must be purchased before 5pm game day Tuesdays.
All Tickets purchased online will be emailed to you GAME DAY TUESDAY no later than 5pm

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Rules & Regulations

GENERAL ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

– Directors, Employees and Volunteers will review and sign that they are aware of the Licensed
Charitable Gaming Rules and will be compliant.
Under Section 2.2 of the Standard Procedures for Independent Bingos, representative board
members will:
– Ensure that the Gaming Event Revenue Report is submitted on the GOS website within
90 days of the expiry of the gaming license. The Executive Director will be the Bingo Manager and will designate duties to the Treasurer, Employees, Community Partners, and Volunteers.
– The Bingo Manager, NEAT’s bookkeeper, and the MooseFM station owner/manager will
be registered as gaming workers with GPEB
– The Bingo Manager and the person responsible for the event finances will be separate
persons
– There will be a volunteer present at each bingo game
Directors and employees of the Northern Environmental Action Team and those MooseFM
employees directly involved in the Bingo process are not permitted to purchase cards, to play
games, or to win funds.

GAME PROCEDURES

All games will be broadcast on MooseFM’s Facebook Live,
https://www.facebook.com/MooseFM/live_videos/
Visually, viewers will see the full drawing of the numbers overlaid on the Facebook Live stream
using electronic software that will overlay the two live feeds and broadcast simultaneously.
The Northern Environmental Action Team plans on commencing weekly Facebook Live Bingo
Games on Tuesday evenings commencing on July 28, 2020 with the session to start at 7:00 pm.
An introduction with an explanation of the rules will start at 7:00 pm prior to the start of the
games and a review of the vendors will be given so viewers and listeners are aware of locations
of sales. Sales and game information will be repeated on MooseFM (CKFU-FM) for promotion
purposes only and will include the GAMING POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT BRANCH (GPEB)
caution against gambling on radio and TV.
Each game and the prize available will be announced prior to starting
Games will be played until a winner is determined

In the case of a technical problems (i.e. Internet outage), the game will be postponed to the
following Tuesday where it will be played in a double header with the regularly scheduled game.
All vendors and the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch will be notified. If the game has not
started, ticket sales will be extended to the following Tuesday along with the regularly
scheduled card. If the game is being postponed after starting, there will be no further ticket
sales.
Numbers will be called with a 30-second break between each number
Winners must call their win into MooseFM (250-787-7100) Where there is a discrepancy with
winning numbers due to a lag in the live feed, the current number and the previous one are the
only valid winning balls.
All winners will required to confirm the serial number and game number of their card along with
the number they won their bingo on in order to verify their win. The serial number will be
matched to the list of serial numbers on the verification document for the current weeks sales.
The card number will be compared to the Check Book to confirm the win.
There will be a minimum of 2 minutes after the first winning call to allow for other winners. If
calls are still coming into the station, we will continue to answer and verify winners while
playing commercials online
Rules for advertising will be followed at all times with the GAMING POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT
BRANCH (GPEB) caution against gambling on radio and TV.

BINGO CARDS & PURCHASES

4-Up Cards are sold for $5.00 each and there are no discounts on cards. There are no additional
prizes. Bingo cards may not be purchased using Fireweed gift cards obtained through lotteries, raffles,  promotional or marketing give-aways, etc, unless previously paid for. 
Bingo cards are 4 up and will include 5 colors – Orange, Sky Blue, Lime, Grey, and Purple
All Bingos are combination games with four consecutive games. The games will be announced at
the beginning of the evening and displayed on the screen as play commences. These are all
played on one card, so with 4-up the game player actually plays four games at one time.
Cards colors will be alternated weekly as per the Paper Distribution Company in Richmond, BC.
1-800-663-1195 (Contact: Jim McLean) as approved by the GAMING POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT
BRANCH (BCLC)..
Selection of vendors will be based on community access and will take into consideration the
current climate of social distancing under the COVID-19 pandemic. The vendor will be required
to track and sign off on the number of tickets sold when their tickets are picked up.
Each vendor is aware that their outlet cannot sell to minors (under 19) and advertising on
Moose FM will address this directly. NEAT is requesting that persons buying tickets show photo
identifications if their age is in question.
Posters will be supplied to the vendors advertising the sale of Bingo Cards.
A NEAT employee will pick up cards from vendors in Fort St John, Taylor and the surrounding
area and deliver the next installment of cards. At this time vendors will count the cards that they receive upon delivery, they will sign for the number of cards sold from the past game and will
return cards which were not sold the previous week.
NEAT will allow the purchase of cards online through our website (www.neat.ca) where tickets
will be scanned and emailed to the purchaser. The sale will include a disclaimer on the age (“I
certify I am older than 19 and legally able to purchase lottery tickets”) and confirm the address
of the purchaser is within the Province of British Columbia.
At 1:00 pm on the day of the Bingo Game ticket sales at community vendors will cease. A
designated representative will verify the amount of cash and unsold cards being picked up at the
vendor and will return both to the NEAT office. Online sales and tickets at Fireweed Market will
be permitted to continue to 5:00pm at which point, the serial numbers and card numbers sold
will be provided to bingo staff for verification purposes.

PRIZES & COLLECTION

Bingo winners will call Moose FM at 250-787-7100 to confirm their win. Play will halt during this
time. If the winner is confirmed, the game will stop. If the winner is not confirmed, play will
continue. Where there is a discrepancy with winning numbers due to a lag in the live feed, the
current number and the previous one are the only valid winning balls.
All winners will required to confirm the serial number and game number of their card along with
the number they won their bingo on in order to verify their win. The serial number will be
matched to the list of serial numbers on the verification document for the current weeks sales.
The card number will be compared to the Check Book to confirm the win.
Once a winner has been determined, 2 minutes of air time will be provided for any additional
winners to call in where the question “Are there any other winners” will be asked 3 times. The
prize for that game will be split equally between the confirmed winners. Once the winners have
been determined and play moves on to the next game, no further winners will be accepted.
Bingo winners will deliver winning tickets, proper BC photo identification, sign for their winnings
and be photographed with their winnings. All winner photographs will be displayed on Facebook
and social media channels operated by both NEAT and MooseFM/EnergeticCity.
Cheques for winnings will be approved by the Executive Director and distributed at NEAT’s
Fireweed Market
Funds from the sales of tickets and disbursements to winners will be verified by NEAT’s
Executive Director or their designate. Records of deposits will be maintained by the NEAT’s
bookkeeper and reported to the Treasurer in the monthly financial report.
That players’ odds of winning are affected by factors such as the number of bingo paper faces
sold, the number of calls a game must be won in, and the type of pattern that must be achieved
in a limited number of calls
Proceeds:
The proceeds designated to the Northern Environmental Action Team will be used for:
– Operating and staffing expenses for NEAT programs

– Purchase of new Bingo equipment (i.e. cameras, lenses, microphones, lighting, sound
mixers, diagnostic tools, etc.).
– Software and hardware for editing and delivering program content on Facebook Live
(i.e. personal computer hardware & software for video & audio production).
– Purchasing/upgrading general office equipment

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