Don’t Get Tangled In Red Tape

Did you know that fundraising raffles are considered games of chance?

Many states tightly regulate raffles and failure to comply with raffle laws is considered a serious offense.  Therefore it is very important for your charitable group to find out your state’s raffle laws, and whether or not you can hold a raffle at all.  Even if games of chance are not allowed in your state, there may be other ways in which your group can hold a fundraiser and sell tickets, so don’t give up.

Click on the map for a summary of raffle laws and regulations on a state-by-state basis, where available.  Keep in mind that these pages are only a summary.  To find the actual state law, you must follow the link from the summary, where such a link exists, or call your state offices and request information directly.

Raffles are not permitted in states shown in red.

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