FAQs

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Are you an informational electronic raffle portal or advertising your electronic raffle system?

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I guess we are both.  I want to promote electronic raffles....I just want to promote ours more.  Explore the pages, there's a lot of good raffle information there or you can contact us if you are a charity or interested in an electronic raffle system franchise.

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As an individual, can I run an electronic raffle or use your electronic raffle system?

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Absolutely not.  We do give territory rights and are looking for area partners to run our electronic raffle system, but they would be marketing to charities/non profits.  The anti-gambling laws of all states ban the conduct of raffles by individuals.  Generally, raffles can be conducted only by bona fide charities that have been in existence for a statutorily defined length of time both in Canada and the United States.  I do not know the rules for all European countries but for the most part they are the same as North America.

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Can I run an online raffle?

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You might be able to run an online raffle.  It depends on where you are in the world and their corresponding raffle laws.  If you are in the United States, I'm going to say probably not.  I don't think the local jurisdiction would give you a licence to run a legal online raffle.  Certainly it couldn't be interstate.  It is not possible to simultaneously comply with the conflicting charitable gaming enabling laws in all states at the same time.   With geo-location technology, to only allow sales in the county/state that you are in, theoretically it may be possible but the likelihood of regulatory bodies to give you a licence is samall.  I am however curious on those jurisdictions that do not require a licence if the raffle is under a certain amount for example $5,000.  Many states are explicit that online raffles are not allowed, however some states just declare it's impossible because of the wire act of 1961...which is no longer applicable.  The decision is at a state level as federal laws no longer apply.  So the safest answer is not unless your local regulatory body says it's ok.  If you find one, please let me know.

In Canada, Saskatchewan is the only jurisdiction that will allow online raffles.  It is our expectation that this will change and online raffles will become more widely adopted.

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How much do you charge for an electronic raffle franchise?

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Currently we don't charge, but that will not last forever.  You would need to buy some raffle equipment such as the raffle sales ticketing units, and be responsible for costs such as local hosting if your jurisdiction requires it.  Please read more at Tap5050.com