Two Boys' fees top $1.4 million for work since 2006
Last year, Two Boys earned $184,047.56 in service fees from four charities.
That's because CWV has special permission from the charitable gaming commission to allow Two Boys to run its weekly bingo games at Manchester Bingo Center.
Catholic War Veterans and Special Olympics are the only New Hampshire charities granted such exemptions.Timbas said it took about six months for the commission to give approval for CWV to hire him to run their bingo games. And at first he got only a six-month trial period.Timbas said about $55,000 of the fees CWV paid him last year went to his managers. "It sounds like a lot of money, but there's a tremendous amount of work involved," he said.
Timbas also runs games for his church, the Hellenic Orthodox Community of St. George; for Upper Room family resource center in Derry and for Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.
He said the system works. "The charities are happy, obviously, if they've been with me for 10 years. The state is happy."
Russell Bilodeau, state commander of Catholic War Veterans, said the group used to run its own games. But with mostly elderly members, it became too difficult to properly keep records and fill out paperwork. So they asked the state to let Two Boys take over.
"But they realized in the end we had to go this route if we were going to stay alive," he said.
"I like the relationship we have now with Two Boys LLC," Bilodeau said. "Is it expensive? Yeah, it is in a way, but there was really no other recourse.
According to Timbas, his wife, Kimberly Timbas, owns the Manchester Bingo Center with Manchester developer Dick Anagnost. Jamie Timbas and Anagnost also are partners in Granite State Poker Alliance, which operates in the same former cinema complex.