Nothing contained in this chapter prohibits the occasional playing of bingo or the selling of chances for the raffling of an item of value when the profits from the bingo game or raffle are used for religious, educational or charitable purposes.History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.
Gambling and the keeping of gaming facilities is a criminal offense, though an exception exists for occasional bingo games whose profits are used for charitable, religious, or educational purposes. A.S.C.A. § 46.4301-46.4302. Le Vaomatua v. American Samoa Government, 23 A.S.R.2d 11 (1992).
Research Guide: 15 ASC 521.