Raffle ticket laws in your area.

If you are considering doing any type of raffle at a biker event, you should do your research to make sure it is legal where you are hosting your event. Even if your state or province allows raffles to happen, you must check the local laws in the county and city you are planning to hold a raffle. Many states allow non-profit or charity groups to hold raffles with no licenses but if you are not, it probally means you will need a permit or license. While this may slow you down in organizing your event, it should not deter you from having raffles.  

Raffle Ticket Regulations/Laws in your State or Province

United States:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana

Maine
Manitoba
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missippippi
Missouri

Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

 Canada:

Alberta
British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut

This may not be a complete list of laws or regulations of raffling restrictions. www.biker-events.com always recomends that you consult with legal counsel before doing any type of activity that may require a permit or restrict your raffles. Material linked from this article may not be the most current and should always be checked before following. Please check with your local authorities to ensure that you have complied with all local and state rules and regulations before holding any type of fundraiser or event that involves raffle tickets.

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I am one of the original founders of www.biker-events.com and I have been motorcycling since 1986 starting from an Yamaha Scooter to my latest ride a 2003 Honda Goldwing. I have owned my Goldwing for 4 years now and I have put on a little over 70,000 miles in that time. I enjoy going to rallies and meeting bikers from every walk of life.

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