Know your state raffle drawing regulations to avoid hassles: part 2

Part Two: California, Florida and North Carolina Games of Chance Laws The rules for operating a raffle differ from state to state. Some states highly regulate raffles, while other states’ rules are comparatively relaxed. What does it take to operate a raffle? A quick look at a few state raffle drawing regulations can help get you started. California Raffle Drawing Regulations Raffles and lotteries are highly regulated in California, where gambling is pr

Know your state raffle drawing regulations and avoid hassles: part 1

Part One: New York and Ohio Games of Chance Laws The rules for operating a raffle differ from state to state. Some states highly regulate raffles, while other states’ rules are comparatively relaxed. What does it take to operate a raffle? A quick look at a few states’ regulations can help get you started. New York State Raffle Drawing Regulations In New York State, a raffle is defined as a game of chance in which a participant pays money in return for

‘Tis the Season for Charitable Contributions

As this holiday season rapidly approaches, you might want to get your charitable efforts well underway before your schedule spins out of control ... again ... like it does every year. So right now, before bad weather sets in and everybody heads south for the season, it's the perfect time to catch local businesspeople and ask for donations of cash or products for your next raffle or drawing. With Thanksgiving still a couple of weeks away, you'll be able

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Hosting A 'Find The Queen of Hearts Drawing' I am always on the lookout for tips and suggestions to help our customers maximize their fundraising success. Dick sent us an email about his accomplishments.  One event he had stood out.  It was called, 'Find The Queen of Hearts Drawing'.  I had never heard of this type of drawing so I decided to learn more about it so that I could share it with you. (more…)