State Regulations Governing Raffle Ticket Events
Fundraising with Raffle Tickets is legal and effective for most types of nonprofit organizations. However, care must be taken to ensure that the raffle is conducted in accordance with all applicable raffle laws and regulations.
Raffle Ticket Drawings are considered a Game of Chance, similar to Lottery Tickets and Bingo Games, and as such the laws that regulate raffles are administered by state and county governments in the United States. The laws that govern raffles also vary greatly from state to state (and county to county in some states) making it difficult to provide the exact regulations for your area.
Below is a list of links to raffle regulations and laws that govern Raffle Ticket Events in each state. Please use it to begin your research and make sure that your Raffle Ticket Drawing is in accordance with local raffle laws.
For additional info on raffle laws and how they compare to sweepstakes fundraisers, check out our previous blog post here.
Raffle Laws and Regulations by State
- Nevada – Contact County Commissioner’s Office
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Utah – Currently Illegal Legal Reference
- Washington, D.C.
- West Virginia
- Wyoming – Currently Illegal Reference
We are happy to help you choose what type of fundraiser is best, and even help you set it up. However, we cannot provide legal advice, and strongly recommend speaking to a lawyer if you are unsure about the regulations in your location.
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