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Get in the Game: New York State Charitable Gaming Act of 2018

December 5
Amherst, New York
December 5, 2018

In late 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Charitable Gaming Act”, a new state law that allows charities to sell and advertise their raffles online and on mobile apps. The Act went into effect during the summer of 2018 and also allows nonprofit organizations to accept cash, checks and debit and credit cards as payment for raffle sales. However, there are limitations on sales and “fine print” to be aware of: the location of a fundraising event, the gaming rules of local municipalities and the home zip codes of the ticket purchasers may affect your overall game plan. Robert McLaughlin will present and discuss the details of the Hodgson Russ Client Alert on the Charitable Gaming Act.