Mon November 16, 2009
Reidland Gives Up Bingo License
By Todd Hatton
Paducah, KY – Reidland High School is giving up its license to host bingo games that have raised more than $2.1 million for the school and its booster clubs since January 2006. The Paducah Sun reports the decision comes as the Kentucky Department of Charitable Gaming continues to investigate discrepancies in financial records showing at least $108,000 unaccounted for. The high school has held a charitable gaming license since 2001. Income from bingo and the sale of pull tab tickets averages more than $50,000 a month. However, the Reidland Band Boosters have applied for a license and, if it is approved, would take over the Sunday and Monday night bingo games. That application is pending.