Alternative Raffle Format Games

A Guide for Alternative Raffle Formats in Oregon

Raffle games are described in OAR 137-025-0020(4) ».

We’ve created a guide to assist with alternative raffle format games. All raffles must be conducted in compliance with OAR 137-025 through 137-025-0310. Raffle license applications are available online. All games must be approved prior to the sale of entries.

General Information for Alternative Raffles

To hold an alternative format drawing you must:

  • submit a request at least 30 days prior to the sale of entries, regardless of whether your organization is required to have a license.
  • hold a charitable gaming license if you anticipate selling more than $10,000 a year in raffle tickets.
  • submit a sample raffle ticket and raffle notice if you have a Class A license.

If you plan to use a pre-approved alternate format, draft a letter with:

  • the date, time and location of the drawing.
  • the game number(s) you intend to operate.

If you plan to develop your own format or change a pre-approved format, the letter must include the date, time and location as well as:

  • how the game will be operated and winners drawn.
  • how integrity will be ensured so each participant has an equal chance of winning.

Before tickets are sold, licensees must disclose to players:

  • the date and time of the drawing.
  • the location of the drawing.
  • the name of the organization conducting the raffle.
  • the price of the chance.
  • a full and fair description of the prize or prizes to be awarded.
  • the retail value of each prize.
  • the total number of tickets which may be sold.

For any questions, contact us:

Charitable Activities Section
Oregon Department of Justice
100 SW Market St.
Portland, OR 97201-5702

Phone: 971-673-1880