State Charitable Gaming Laws

Many states have enacted laws exempting certain charitable gaming activities from the applicable anti-gambling laws.

Websites containing state statutes are available for all states, although they may be out of date. The excerpts presented here are taken from those websites.  It may take a long time before new provisions of a state law are incorporated into the online text the state makes available.  Before acting on any information contained in you should get up to date and to the point advice from a lawyer.

The most commonly exempted activities are bingo and charitable raffles as well as certain types of casino games.  Hawaii and Utah do not have any charitable gaming laws.

The charitable gaming laws from all states that have them are listed in the table below.  To view the applicable state law click on the name of the state.

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