Are gun raffles on Facebook legal?

Facebook has strict guidelines of its own for running any kind of promotion, raffle, or contest on Facebook. As of now, Facebook doesn’t allow you to run a raffle on a personal profile/timeline, so you need to do it through your Facebook Page.

What is a gun raffle?

A school gun raffle is a fund-raising technique used by schools in the United States. In a typical arrangement, the booster club sells tickets to a series of drawings, for example ten guns in ten days, or fifty-two guns, one each week for a year.

Is a raffle considered gambling?

Fundraising, raffles, and lotteries are all forms of gambling and you must follow the rules for the type of lottery you plan to run, otherwise you may be breaking the law. You can run a lottery or raffle to raise money for charity.

How does riffle raffle work?

Riffle Raffle is built for direct sales consultants. Create custom raffles to engage with your client base. Add people to a raffle, increase their ticket count, add their contact information and see who wins! There is no limit to the number of Raffles, Tickets or People.

Is it legal to raffle a gun in California?

Gambling is illegal in California unless it is permitted by statute. A raffle is defined as gambling unless it meets all of the criteria set forth in Penal Code section 320.5.

Does a charity need a licence to run a raffle?

You don’t need a licence from us to run an incidental lottery, but you must make sure you follow the rules to run an incidental non-commercial lottery legally. You can only run an incidental lottery to raise money for charity, not for private gain.

How do you do a charity raffle?


  1. Step One: Get the Prizes.
  2. Step Two: Get the Workers.
  3. Step Three: Get the Tickets.
  4. Step Four: Distribute and Keep Track of the Tickets.
  5. Step Five: Encourage the Workers.
  6. Step Six: Set Up the Drawing.
  7. Step Seven: Round Up the Tickets.
  8. Step Eight: Hold the Drawing.

How do I legally start an online raffle?

If you want to do a raffle online, you can host a giveaway on social media or a raffle website. Pick a site to host your raffle, and choose your prizes and ticketing system. Then, make a post or a website detailing your raffle information. At the end of your set raffle time, pick a winner fairly and honestly.

Does a charity need a raffle?

Do we need to be a charity in order to run a raffle? You do not need to be a registered charity to run raffles or lotteries, however they cannot be run for private or commercial gain.