23.16.2611 AUTHORITY TO OFFER 50/50 RAFFLES, 50/50 RAFFLE PROCESSING SYSTEM RESTRICTIONS
(1) Only a nonprofit organization, a college, a university, a public school district, or a nonpublic school may sponsor and offer a 50/50 raffle.
(2) All 50/50 raffles are subject to the following restrictions:
(a) the sponsor is responsible for compliance with Montana statutes and regulations, including ARM 23.16.2602, as well as all other applicable state and federal statutes and regulations;
(b) credit gambling is prohibited and 50/50 raffle sales may not be made by credit card;
(c) the drawing must occur and the winner must be identified on the date advertised to the public and established in the sponsor's rules; and
(d) proceeds from the raffle must be divided between the winner and the sponsor and may not include a percentage of ticket sales for administrative expenses or other fees payable to any third party.
(3) A nonprofit organization may purchase or contract for a 50/50 raffle electronic processing system subject to these restrictions:
(a) the nonprofit organization must register with the department for exemption from the general internet gambling prohibition as provided in ARM 23.16.2602;
(b) the sponsor may only use an approved 50/50 raffle electronic processing system;
(c) 50/50 raffle tickets may be sold only on the day of the drawing;
(d) the department may conduct on-site inspections and tests of the 50/50 raffle electronic processing system to assure proper functioning and compliance.
History: 23-5-112, 23-5-115, 23-5-413, MCA; IMP, 23-5-413, MCA; NEW, 2019 MAR p. 302, Eff. 3/16/19.