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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 25, 2009

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Douglas A. Ewald, Tax Commissioner
402/471-5604
James Haynes, Director of of Lottery and Charitable Gaming
402/471-5629

CHARITABLE GAMING ACTIVITY

LINCOLN – October-December 2008 Dollars Wagered: Tax Commissioner Douglas Ewald reported on Wednesday that total dollars wagered on charitable gaming activities for the period of October through December 2008 were $64.1 million, which is a 0.5% decrease from the previous quarter.
 
• Bingo
$2.4 million
 
 
• Pickle Cards
9.1 million
 
 
• Keno
50.9 million
 
 
• Lottery/Raffle
1.7 million
 
2008 Dollars Wagered: Total dollars wagered on charitable gaming activities for 2008 were $265.5 million, which is 1.2% more than 2007, when $262.4 million was wagered.
   
2008
2007
 
 
• Bingo
$ 10.5 million
$ 11.5 million
 
 
• Pickle Cards
40.2 million
40.8 million
 
 
• Keno
208.8 million
204.1 million
 
 
• Lottery/Raffle
6.0 million
6.0 million
 
2008 Tax Receipts: Tax receipts from charitable gaming activities for 2008 were $5.6 million, which is 0.8% more than 2007.
 
2008
2007
 
 
• Bingo
$ .3 million
$ .3 million
 
 
• Pickle Cards
1.0 million
1.0 million
 
 
• Keno
4.2 million
4.1 million
 
 
• Lottery/Raffle
.1 million
.1 million
 
2008 License and Registration Fees: License and registration fees from charitable gaming activities in 2008 were $292,000 compared to $323,000 in 2007.

Charitable Gaming Activity January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008

APPROVED:
Douglas A. Ewald
Tax Commissioner


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