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Bingo equipment means any equipment or machinery designed or used for the purpose of playing bingo. It may not include electronic equipment or small components of a bingo equipment.
Following is an example of a state statute (Texas) defining the term Bingo equipment :
According to Tex. Occ. Code � 2001.002 (5), "Bingo equipment" means equipment used, made, or sold for the purpose of use in bingo.
(i) a machine or other device from which balls or other items are withdrawn to determine the letters and numbers or other symbols to be called;
(ii) an electronic or mechanical card minding device;
(iii) a pull-tab dispenser;
(iv) a bingo card;
(v) a bingo ball; and
(vi) any other device commonly used in the direct operation of a bingo game; and
(B) does not include:
(i) a bingo game set commonly manufactured and sold as a child's game for a retail price of $ 20 or less unless the set or a part of the set is used in bingo subject to regulation under this chapter; or
(ii) a commonly available component part of bingo equipment such as a light bulb or fuse.