Terms Used In Michigan Laws 432.105c

  • Bingo: means a game of chance commonly known as bingo in which prizes are awarded on the basis of designated numbers or symbols conforming to numbers or symbols selected at random. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of state lottery appointed under section 7 of the McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely lottery act, 1972 PA 239, MCL 432. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Coverall pattern: means a pattern required to win a bingo game in which all numbers on a bingo card are required to be called. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Licensee: means a person or qualified organization licensed under this act. See Michigan Laws 432.103
  (1) The value of a prize or consolation prize awarded during a Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game is not subject to the prize limitations of section 3a(3).
  (2) The prize awarded to the winner of a Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game may be a predetermined amount that shall not exceed $500.00 or 50% of the card sales on the first bingo occasion.
  (3) If a Michigan progressive jackpot prize is not won in the predetermined number of allowable calls, the game shall be played to its conclusion for a predetermined consolation prize that shall not exceed $100.00.
  (4) If a Michigan progressive jackpot prize is not won in the predetermined number of allowable calls, the entire prize amount shall be carried forward to the next scheduled bingo occasion.
  (5) When a Michigan progressive jackpot prize has been carried forward from a previous bingo occasion, the new prize amount shall include the entire amount carried forward, plus 50% of the card sales for the Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game for the current bingo occasion.
  (6) No arrangement of numbers other than a coverall pattern shall be required or allowed to win a Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game.
  (7) A Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game shall be played only on bingo cards that are approved by the commissioner.
  (8) All cards for the Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game shall be sold by the licensee at a uniform price with no discount for the purchase of more than 1 card.
  (9) Whenever a Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game is conducted, the licensee shall post a notice and announce the following information:
  (a) The maximum number of allowable calls in which the player must complete a coverall pattern in order to win a Michigan progressive jackpot prize on that occasion.
  (b) The prize amount offered to the winner of the Michigan progressive jackpot game and the consolation prize for that bingo occasion.
  (c) The date the next bingo occasion will occur in that particular progression if the jackpot is not awarded.
  (10) A Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game shall be conducted in the following manner:
  (a) On the first bingo occasion a player shall not be required to obtain bingo in less than the number of allowable calls as prescribed by the commissioner to win the jackpot prize.
  (b) The number of allowable calls required to win the jackpot shall be increased by 1 number on each successive bingo occasion for that licensee in a particular progression.
  (c) Once a Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game has been started, the progressive jackpot prize shall be offered at each successive bingo occasion for that licensee until the jackpot prize has been won.
  (d) A Michigan progressive jackpot progression shall only be terminated or interrupted by 1 of the following:
  (i) Determining a winner of the Michigan progressive jackpot prize.
  (ii) Expiration, suspension, revocation, or surrender of the license to conduct bingo.
  (iii) A previously announced scheduled interruption, such as a legal holiday or other temporary closing.
  (iv) A valid emergency condition under which the licensee is unable to conduct the game.
  (11) Only 1 Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game shall be in progress at 1 time per bingo occasion.
  (12) Prizes for a Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game shall be awarded as follows:
  (a) The Michigan progressive jackpot prize shall be awarded to the player or players who complete the coverall pattern within the predesignated number of allowable calls.
  (b) A consolation prize shall be awarded on each bingo occasion at which a Michigan progressive jackpot game is played, except on the bingo occasion that the jackpot prize is won.
  (c) The consolation prize shall be awarded to the player or players who complete a coverall pattern on each bingo occasion, regardless of the number of calls in excess of the predesignated number of allowable calls required to win the Michigan progressive jackpot bingo game.
  (13) The jackpot prize shall be awarded by a check written from the licensee’s financial account or in the manner prescribed by the commissioner.
  (14) Except as otherwise provided in this section, all other provisions of this act or rules promulgated under this act apply to the conduct of a Michigan progressive jackpot game.
  (15) If an organization’s bingo license will expire or is suspended, revoked, or surrendered before the last bingo occasion of a particular progression, the jackpot prize shall be awarded and the winner determined on the last authorized bingo occasion regardless of the number of calls required to determine the winner.