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I was just reading the insert. I am doing two fundraisers

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Customer: Good morning. I was just reading the insert. I am doing two fundraisers for a travel baseball team that is part of a 12 team organization. The whole org is doing superbowl squares, and I and two other teams are doing a Texas Hold 'Em tourney in addition.
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Customer: The question is whether it is considered legal. I have a parent who is a school teacher and is insisting it is not legal. From what I have gathered, as long as certain stipulations are met, including the org being not for profit with a 501c3 #, it is legal is that correct?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

Each state has small games of chance rules that, for the most part, permit non-profit organizations, such as the one you are describing, to use fund raising activities that involve such things as bingo, casino night, etc. as fundraising activities.

This is usually provided for either through the attorney general's office or through the corporations bureau or through the revenue agency (depending on the state).

Some states prohibit these activities. So it needs to be looked at for your particuar state.

If you let me know what State you are in I can try to find it for you.

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