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No raffles in Texas

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Posted: March 11, 2008, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

A number of states are making big bucks with raffles, but not so in Texas.

In fact, the Texas Attorney General has ruled that state lottery law forbids raffles.
See the transcript of the TLC Feb. 20 meeting for more information.

IMHO, the AG made a right decision. We don't need more games that feed state coffers while making the poor poorer.

Have a good day!

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    Posted: March 11, 2008, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

    A number of states are making big bucks with raffles, but not so in Texas.

    In fact, the Texas Attorney General has ruled that state lottery law forbids raffles.
    See the transcript of the TLC Feb. 20 meeting for more information.

    IMHO, the AG made a right decision. We don't need more games that feed state coffers while making the poor poorer.

    Have a good day!

    Raffles are just like any other jackpot lottery game and success depends on how its received by the players. There are some states that only sold enough tickets to cover expenses and in other states the raffles were sold out in one or two weeks.

    In some states all the lottery profits go to Education and the lotteries are using that in advertising but the choice to buy a ticket is always the prerogative of the player.

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      Posted: March 11, 2008, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

      I like the raffle games, and I play every time they have one in my state.  If people want to throw away their money, the lack of a raffle game is not going to stop them.

       

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        Posted: March 11, 2008, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

        Personally I'm no fan of raffles as conducted by the lottery, but to each his own.

        I do find it incredible that people will willingly fork over $10 to $50 for a ticket with a top prize of $1,000,000 as opposed to a $1 ticket with prizes of anything from that same $1,000,000 to hundreds of millions.

        If it was true that another dollar could cut the odds in half, imagine what the amount spent on the raffles could do. 

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.