Raffles, Games of Chance, and Similar Fundraising Activities (K-12)

As public funding sources have diminished in recent years, many districts have looked to other ways to raise revenue, whether to augment their general funds or to pay for specific expenses. These alternative means of fundraising have included raffles; games of chance such as poker and bingo; and “movie night” events. This update discusses some issues that districts should take into account when using these means of raising revenue.