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NCSU's 'Dirty Bingo' gets less risque due to state law

Posted February 9, 2013 10:40 p.m. EST

— North Carolina State University's "Dirty Bingo" event on Tuesday will be less risque, now that the state Department of Public Safety has stepped in.

The student-run event, designed to promote safe sex practices, caused an uproar with students and parents who were upset the event was offering sex toys as prizes.

However, without a bingo license, it's a misdemeanor to offer a bingo prize worth more than $10, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The University Union Activities Board does not have a bingo license, which costs $200. The group spent $300 in student fees to buy the two dozen prizes.

UAB President Lauryn Alexis Collier says the sex toy prizes will not be part of the event, but "Dirty Bingo" will go on.