In general, raffles (or lotteries, casino nights, or bingo nights) are illegal unless you have complied with special State of California regulations. Please consult your program liaison if you are considering fundraising events that involve these types of activities or variations of them (such as prize drawings), in order to assure that no legal violations occur.
Follow these steps for conducting a raffle:
- Contact insurance@CommunityPartners.org to confirm that Community Partners is registered for the year to conduct raffles in the state of California
- In the same email, share details about your raffle including the date and location
- Track the revenue received from the raffle
- Within 30 days after the raffle, complete and sign a raffle report form and send it to insurance@CommunityPartners.org