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Does your State regulate Club raffles?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Porcupine, Mar 25, 2010.

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  1. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    Every once in a while one of the 'organizations' of which I am a card-carrying member would conduct a fund-raising raffle, the net proceeds of which would directly benefit its chartered purposes.

    We've recently learned that raffles, bazaars, casino nights and the like are heavily regulated in this state, with rather severe penalties for failure to obtain the necessary permits, give the government its cut of the proceeds, disclose names of the winners, file intrusive informational reports, and maintain such records as required by law. It's kind of put a damper on the fund-raising process because frankly the hassle of complying with these regulations is something few members would voluntarily assume.

    Anyway, does your state regulate raffles? Maybe I'll move ......

    LA in MA
     
  2. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    LA, It's been that way for years and you're correct in that everyone should be aware of the consequences for non-compliance. What else did you expect from the great State of Taxachusetts. I can't imagine what we've got coming at us because of their/our fiscal condition. Shoot well, Bob
     
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    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    I live in Pa. and my county requires a gaming license which allows an organisation to hold raffles legally. It might be a statewide requirement.
     
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    mixer Well-Known Member

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    We use the "don't ask, don't tell" approach.


    Eric
     
  5. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    Minnesota requires a gaming license also for raffles. Our club is a 501 c3 and we do not need to give the state a cut of the proceeds...only the $50 fee"tax" for the license.

    We are also required to submit a very simple financial report after the raffle.

    Doug Braker
     
  6. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Our town requires a raffle permit of $25... states where the tickets are to be sold and the date and contact information of the raffle and the person responsible...

    Jay
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Wisconsin has regulation of raffles, lotteries, and the like. There is a whole procedure which I am sure most gun clubs ignore.

    Someone is sticking tickets in my face most every other week, I think about half of the organizations running them may have done it legally.

    The above link gives info on each state's raffle laws.

    HM
     
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