Monthly Archives: November 2014

What is a Basic Electronic Raffle?

[embed]http://youtu.be/6Ijf5whuEOo[/embed] The video above is a very simplified explanation of how electronic raffles work.  If you don't feel like reading this article you can get the coles notes version in the video.  In the following article I will explain some of the concepts in more detail along with giving some background information on raffles and…
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Alternative Raffles

Here is a list of some current types of raffles that are legal in at least one state in the US.  Clearly a cultural norm that would be difficult to approve in a state that has not seen these type of events.  I find these raffles not only amusing, but somewhat intriguing.  There likely is no…
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US State Raffle Laws, Rules and Information

Below you will find a compilation of state raffle laws, rules and information.  I have tried to include any quirks that other states generally do not have, mostly just for sake of interest. Alabama Charitable Raffles  (no) Ala. Code § 13A-12-20 State charitable gaming laws ban raffles outright. Alaska Charitable Raffles  (yes) Alaska Stat. 05.15.010  Department…
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Ontario Electronic 50/50 raffles

Ontario launches government run electronic 5050 Electronic raffle tickets are now available during National Hockey League and National Basketball Association games at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The electronic ticketing system will raise more funds for charities by allowing ticket sales to remain open longer and 50/50 jackpots…
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Kansas raffle amendment on Tuesday’s ballot

Here's a step in the right direction for Kansas.  Sadly they have not approved electronic raffles.  Click on link below for the full article.  The date on this article is Oct 30/2014. Nonprofit groups welcome Kansas raffle amendment on Tuesday’s ballot | The Kansas City Star.
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Raffle vs Lottery

  “In general, the term “lottery” embraces all schemes for the distribution of prizes by chance, such as policy playing, gift-exhibitions, prize-concerts, raffle at fairs, and various other forms of gambling.  Of course like all gambling, a lottery is composed of three elements: prize, consideration and chance.” ----Nelson Rose, Gaming Law in a Nutshell By…
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