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Bingo! Schools Are Back In The Raffle Business

Effective April 7, 2023, H.B. 45 allows a school district, community school, STEM school, or chartered nonpublic school to conduct a raffle to raise money for the school district or school without obtaining a bingo license.

As an aside, R.C. 2915.01 defines a “raffle” as “a form of bingo in which the one or more prizes are won by one or more persons who have purchased a raffle ticket. The one or more winners of the raffle are determined by drawing a ticket stub or other detachable section from a receptacle containing ticket stubs or detachable sections corresponding to all tickets sold for the raffle.”

To read H.B. 45, please click here.

To read the Final Analysis for H.B. 45, please click here.

Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.

Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – legal advice. Legal jurisprudence is like the always-changing Midwestern weather. As a result, this single blog entry cannot substitute for consultation with a McGown & Markling attorney. If legal advice is needed with respect to a specific factual situation, please feel free to contact a McGown & Markling attorney.

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