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A bingo game shall be operated and staffed only by members of the authorized organization which organized it. It is unlawful for any person to receive a profit, wage, or salary from any bingo game. Nor shall any person operating or staffing bingo receive free or at reduced cost any pulltabs, bingo papers, or the like enabling them to play bingo. Only the organization authorized to conduct a bingo game shall operate such game, or participate in the promotion, supervision, or any other phase of such game. This section does not preclude the employment of security personnel who are not members of the authorized organization at such bingo game by the organization conducting the game, provided that the name of the security company is filed with the City. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 which shall be deposited into the general fund of the City.