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Iowa bingos booked before 3/1/24 will still play 10 rounds of regular music bingo with 200 packs of cards included in your hosting fee. You can also add mini games to your event as mentioned in the "Planning Your Bingo" page. Ask us for details! 


On 1/26/22 we were notified by the State of Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals that they have re-evaluated the way they view all Rock n’ Roll Bingo events. While they are not considered official bingo games, they do consider them Games of Skill and Chance and a license will be required by the group holding the events. This is just like how a license is required to do a 50/50 raffle.


Two license options are available:  A Charitable license for non-profits and an Amusement & Concessions license for those who are not a non-profit.


How does this change the game of Rock n’ Roll Bingo as we know it?  While full details can be found by contacting DIA when you request your license, some key points to know are:

  • Games must now be “fair and equal”. This means everyone who calls a bingo (that has been verified as a good bingo) must receive the same value prize for each game when they win. You can have different valued prizes for each game of bingo, however keep in mind if two people bingo, they must both receive the same valued prize.

  • Prizes must be merchandise only. No cash prizes. (gift cards are fine)



What does this mean for us as a group wanting to hold a Rock n’ Roll Bingo event? YOUR GROUP will be responsible for obtaining your license. Rock n’ Roll Bingo of the QC is not responsible for licensing, nor ensuring you have the proper license before your event. Licenses can be obtained by calling the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals at 515-281-6848 or by visiting their website at There is an approximate 30-day processing time. DO NOT MARK “BINGO” ON THE APPLICATION as the state does not consider what we do a legal bingo game and this may delay your processing time. It is considered a game of skill and chance.


Your hosting fee will include up to 150 packs of bingo cards, 150 Stand Up and Shout mini game cards and 150 "Getting the Band Back Together" cards.  You will need to provide the venue, approximately 20-30 bingo prizes (EVERYONE who gets a bingo wins a prize under these new rules. You may end up with leftover prizes at the end of the night) and anything else you want to have to make more money for your group (raffles, silent auction, food, etc.)


These rules will not apply to our bar owners and corporate customers who are not collecting a fee from folks to play bingo. These rules also do not apply to organizations holding their events in Illinois. Everything there will remain the same as it has been.


Please reach out to us at 309-798-7817 if you have any questions. You can also find us on Facebook or through our website at


Adam and Amy Warren

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