Birmingham City Council talks bingo

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - In a meeting on Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council took time to discuss several issues dealing with charity bingo operations.

Many charity organizations attended the meeting to see if they could attain a bingo permit. While the Council did discuss different charities gaining permits, they eventually decided to delay any decisions for another meeting.

The Council also discussed a new amendment that would make the bingo parlors have at least one-thousand machines. Originally, the Council passed an amendment that said that parlors would have to have a minimum of five-hundred machines.

So far, the City Council has not handed out any permits to any charities. The House of Joshua Christian Center sued the City Council due to their delay on a decision for a permit. In Tuesday's meeting, the City Council denied the House of Joshua Christian Center's bid for a permit.