Charitable Gambling

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In recent years, there has been a surge of charitable gaming events that have taken place all over the world. These events allow people to come together and play games in order to raise money for various charities. While some people may view these events as nothing more than a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening, others see them as a way to make a difference in the world.

One of the most popular charitable gaming events is the annual Games Done Quick event, which raises money for various charities such as the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Doctors Without Borders. Games Done Quick is a week-long event where people from all over the world come together and play video games for hours on end. The event is streamed live online, and people can donate to the various charities that are involved.

Since its inception, Games Done Quick has raised over $2 million for various charities. The event has also been a great way for people to meet new friends and bond over their shared love of gaming. If you’re looking for a way to raise money for a good cause, consider organizing a charitable gaming event in your community.

What is Charitable Gaming?

Charitable gaming is a type of gambling that is used to raise money for charity. This can include games like bingo, raffles, and lotteries. The money that is raised from charitable gaming is typically used to support the mission of the organization.

How to Raise Money for Charity with Gambling

Charitable gaming can be a great way to raise money for charity. It can also be a lot of fun for people who enjoy playing games like bingo, raffles, and poker. If you are thinking about hosting a charitable gaming event, there are a few things you should keep in mind

Get Licensed

First, you will need to get a license from the state in which you plan to host the event. This is necessary in order to legally offer gambling games. Each state has different requirements for getting a license, so be sure to research the process before you begin.

Find a Venue

Second, you will need to find a venue for your event. This can be a difficult task, as many venues do not allow gambling. However, there are some places that do allow it, so be sure to check with your local laws before you book a venue.

Promote Your Event

Third, you will need to promote your event. This can be done by advertising in local newspapers and online. You will also want to make sure that you have plenty of prizes for the winners of your games.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your charitable gaming event is successful and raises money for the charity of your choice.

Charity Gambling Laws

Many states have enacted laws exempting certain charitable gaming activities from the applicable anti-gambling laws.

Websites containing state statutes are available for all states, although they may be out of date. The excerpts presented here are taken from those websites.  It may take a long time before new provisions of state law are incorporated into the online text the state makes available.  Before acting on any information contained in you should get up-to-date and to-the-point advice from a lawyer.

The most commonly exempted activities are bingo and charitable raffles as well as certain types of casino games.  Hawaii and Utah do not have any charitable gaming laws.

The charitable gaming laws from all states that have them are listed in the table below.  To view the applicable state law click on the name of the state.

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