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What Is Charitable Gambling?

Charitable gambling is a form of gambling run by charitable and non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the gambling are used to support the organization.

Is Charitable Gambling Legal?

Most states do allow some form of charitable gambling. However, there are a few states that forbid it entirely, and several states that only allow certain forms of charitable gambling.

What Are Some Common Forms of Charitable Gambling?

There are several different forms of charitable gambling. Some of the most common forms are:

What Kinds of Organizations Can Have Charitable Gambling?

In most states, an organization that allocates the proceeds from games of chance or skill to educational, public, civic, patriotic, or religious purposes are permitted to run some type of charitable gambling. Some common examples of such organizations are:

What Are Some Factors that Determine if My Form of Charitable Gambling Is Legal or Not?

Although the laws regarding charitable gambling vary from state to state, most states consider the following factors in deciding whether the event is legal or not:

Should I Talk to a Lawyer about Charitable Gambling?

If you are considering holding a charitable gambling event, you may want to talk to a lawyer to learn more about the applicable laws. Because the law on charitable gambling varies from state to state, it would be in your best interest to make sure that your event will not violate any of the gambling laws in your state.

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Last Modified: 12-10-2013 03:24 PM PST

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