If your nonprofit doesn’t have the proper license from the local sheriff, that raffle you’re holding may be considered illegal gambling in the State of Georgia. Learn how to comply with the law and stay out of trouble.
Raffles & Bingo
Nonprofits often host fundraisers in which activities like raffles and bingo are used to raise funds. They need to be aware of the federal and state regulations governing these activities.
During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand how federal and Georgia laws impact a nonprofit’s ability to fundraise using gambling, such as raffles or bingo.
Presenter: Jennifer Bumbalough, The American Cancer SocietySlides: Gambling for Nonprofits in Georgia
Raffles and door prizes are longtime favorites in the world of nonprofit fundraising and contests are becoming more popular as nonprofits look for creative ways to raise money. But are you familiar with the many laws that govern gaming and contests?
The questions that most charities don’t ask are: Are such activities illegal under GA law? Are there ways to conduct such activities so that they are legal? How can I raise needed funds through giveaways and games of chance or skill in Georgia?
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta has several articles on the topic, including ones on Casino Nights, Raffles and Bingo listed below.
Updated January 24, 2023
If your nonprofit is interested in hosting a bingo game, it is important to remember that Georgia gambling laws may apply. Read this article to learn about how to legally operate a bingo game as a fundraising event with a license from the Georgia Secretary of State and proper reporting and record-keeping.Secretary-of-State-Bingo-Licenses
Updated January 24, 2023.
If you’re interested in holding casino night, poker tournaments, raffles or even bingo to raise money, your fundraiser may be illegal. Learn here how to avoid problems with Georgia’s gambling laws.Casino-Night-Poker-Tournaments-Raffles-and-Bingo-Games-Your-Fundraiser-Could-Be-Illegal-Gambling