The Commission’s Regulations concerning Raffles were developed in response to complaints and concerns that were submitted to the Commission and to the Mohawk Council about unregulated raffles being conducted within Kahnawake. It was decided that there was a need to establish a clear set of rules that would apply to raffles offered within the community – to ensure that raffles were conducted fairly and that proceeds from raffles were used for the benefit of community-based organizations.
The Regulations were enacted by the Commission on November 9, 2011 but do not come into effect until January 1, 2012.
The Regulations apply only to raffles – they do not apply to lotteries, 50/50 draws or sports pools. The Regulations define “Raffle” as a game where Tickets are sold for a chance to win a Prize (which can be money or an item of value) winners are determined by drawing a random Ticket or by a random selection of numbers.
For more information about the Regulations concerning Raffles, see our FAQ or contact the Commission.