An Update as of March 17, 2020 From LBC :
Please see information and links from your state regarding measures being taken to minimize exposure to COVID-19 for our communities.
And, please know that LBC remains open. We are here to help and to continue to serve you as best and as safely as we can. We are asking employees to work from home whenever possible but you can still call on us. We will be responsive. Please feel free to contact your sales representative or any of us with any questions or concerns.
As you know, this situation changes day to day and sometimes hour to hour. We will do our best to keep updated on state directives and to provide links here on our website.
We encourage you to remain calm but engaged in taking care of yourselves and those around you.
Johnathan A. Smith, President
Lancaster Bingo Company, Inc.
From the Department of Charitable Gaming:
Update: March 18, 2020 at 4:14 pm:
In conjunction with Executive Order 2020-215 signed by Governor Andy Beshear declaring a state of emergency in the Commonwealth due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the Public Protection Cabinet, Department of Charitable Gaming herby order the following directives:
1. Effective immediately, all licenses issued pursuant to Chapter 238 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes for charitable organizations to conduct charitable gaming are suspended indefinitely.
2. Effective immediately, all charitable gaming activity conducted by charitable organizations exempt from licensure pursuant to KRS 238.535 shall be suspended indefinitely.
3. Effective immediately, all charitable gaming facility licenses issued pursuant to Chapter 238 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes are suspended indefinitely.
4. The Department of Charitable Gaming shall consider this Order and the suspensions of licenses ordered herein as mitigating circumstances for any administrative violations that occur as a result of cancellations of gaming sessions pursuant to this Order.
The Public Protection Cabinet will monitor these directives continuously and may extend the directives beyond their current expiration date. The Cabinet will continue to provide information and updates for the duration of this Public Health Emergency.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Department at 502-573-5528 or by firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Charity Gaming Division:
Pursuant to Governor Holcomb’s release on Monday, March 16, 2020, and in accordance with CDC recommendations, the Charity Gaming Division will stop processing submissions related to allowable events for the next 8 weeks. We request that qualified organizations not seek approval for events falling outside of the parameters for at least the next 8 weeks. Please further note that the Charity Gaming Division’s jurisdiction is limited to the conduct of allowable events and as such, the closure notice issued by the IGC on March 14, 2020, is not applicable to charitable organizations. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions.
Charitable Gaming Community:
In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order 53, which may be found by clicking here, it directs the "closure of all public access to recreational and entertainment businesses, effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020 as set forth below:
As such, all private social quarters, bingo games, and raffle activities, which are connected to a public gathering are directed for closure effective effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020.
- Theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, museums, and other indoor entertainment centers;
- Fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, and indoor exercise facilities;
- Beauty salons, barbershops, spas, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed that would not allow compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart;
- Racetracks and historic horse racing facilities; and
- Bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, arts and craft facilities, aquariums, zoos, escape rooms, indoor shooting ranges, public and private social clubs, and all other places of indoor public amusement."
Unless otherwise directed by the Governor, the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs will continue to process, review and issue charitable gaming permits in accordance with Executive Order 53 and possibly subsequent orders issued by the Governor. As of this moment, any organization, whose permit will expire at the end of April, please mail it as soon as possible if you have not done so already. Additionally, all permits that are set to expire on March 31, 2020, those permits will be issued shortly, but those permits will clearly indicate that charitable gaming activities may only begin when the Governor's restrictions are lifted and we are clear of this public health emergency. If you have any questions, please contact us at (804) 786-1308, or myself. In the meantime, please be safe.