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Charities lose out in bingo game benefits

Darren Barbee of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram analyzed state records and found the proceeds of bingo games were going to the people running the games instead of benefiting the charities they were supposed to help. "No bingo proceeds were reported being spent by more than 40 Texas groups conducting bingo last year, though they raised about $11.5 million." The investigation also found that the state was the ultimate enforcer, but to some extent, charities were supposed to watch their own backs.

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