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7/12 ADDED "BREAKERS" YOU DO NOT WANT TO BUY FROM Because Of This tweet:
*If you are on this list, instructions on how to get off are on the show.
Other Tweets About Online Raffles
California Raffle Law - Government Website
Penal Code section 320.5, subdivision (b)(4)(A) states that 90 percent of the gross receipts generated by the sale of raffle tickets for any given draw are to be used by the eligible organization for charitable purposes. For example: An organization raised $100 in ticket sales. It would be required to spend $90 of that amount to further its charitable purposes, and only $10 could be used to help pay for expenses or operating costs associated with conducting the raffle.
Kansas Raffle Law - Letter from Attorney General
In Kansas, lotteries or "raffles" are illegal both by the statute and the Kansas Constitution (with the exception of the official state run lottery games). Under Kansas law, a "lottery" is defined as an enterprise in which a prize is awarded on the basis of chance for which consideration (usually money) is given. Nor may an organization sell an item, such as a pen (or baseball card) and "give" raffle ticket to those who purchase the pen.
New York Raffle Law - Government Website
A Games of Chance license is required if an entity conducts games of chance in which prizes are awarded on the basis of a designated winning number(s), color(s), or symbol(s), determined by chance. Only organizations raising funds for the promotion of bona fide charitable, educational, scientific, health, religious, and patriotic causes can obtain a Games of Chance license.
Raffles: Raffles are games in which a participant pays money in return for a ticket or other receipt and a prize is awarded on the basis of a randomly selected winning number(s), color(s), or symbol(s) designated on the ticket or receipt.
South Carolina Raffle Law - Government Website
Nonprofit Raffles for Charitable Purposes
Texas Raffle Law - Letter From Attorney General of Texas
Examples of unlawful raffles include any raffle that is:
Utah Raffle Law - Utah State Legislature
(b) "Gambling" includes a lottery and fringe gambling.
(7) "Lottery" means any scheme for the disposal or distribution of property by chance among persons who have paid or promised to pay any valuable consideration for the chance of obtaining property, or portion of it, or for any share or any interest in property, upon any agreement, understanding, or expectation that it is to be distributed or disposed of by lot or chance, whether called a lottery, raffle, or gift enterprise, or by whatever name it is known.
EVERY OTHER STATE HAS SIMILAR OR EVEN MORE STRICT LAWS REGARDING RAFFLES. ONLINE BREAKERS ARE NOT CONSIDERED A CHARITY OR NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
EDITS After Further Investigation:
@BreaksForFun - Appeared to probably only mentioned the word "Razz" in a tweet that wasn't for an actual raffle he was running on his site. I apologize to Breaks For Fun, and hope mentioning him in this didn't cause his business any harm. This is someone I have spoken (and have really enjoyed) talking to in the past.
@AbstraktCollect - Another person I have spoken to in the past via e-mails or twitter and I think is probably legit. Admitted to doing these raffles, but said publicly that he would stop. Since this is someone I have talked to in the past and felt good about them, I have removed him from the above DO NOT BUY List earlier than if I hadn't talked with him in the past.
@FightHobby - Ran "everyone wins razz raffle" - and I believe sometimes hosted them for other collectors/fans. While an "everyone wins raffle" is probably even slightly more legit than selling box break slots, the use of the word "Razz" caused me to flag him in my DO NOT BUY LIST above. I don't know this person, and have never spoken to him in the past. I probably have a slightly different opinion of "everyone wins razz raffles" but I would strongly consider trying to find an attorney that can give you some free (or low cost advice) on running these. If you are making a profit, it's still similar to gambling or gaming where "everyone wins" - just some more than others. That all being said I still wouldn't try processing those payments through PayPal.
Below are some of @FightHobby's comments on twitter, and just from what I read, seems to be very honest with his thoughts, so I took him off the list despite never talking to him, and the fact I have multiple people saying these were "everyone wins raffles" - and many came to the defense of @FightHobby both publicly and privately on twitter and e-mails.
This is the Joe Flacco that was offered on eBay:
This was the Joe Flacco with the same numbering a collector already had:
- Listen To Show #130 Below -
- RAZZ RAFFLES Follow Up Show - #131 You'll Thank Me Later