Raffles –Attorney General Opinion JM-1176 and Board Policy FJ Legal which states: The District is not a “qualified nonprofit organization” for purposes of the Charitable Raffle Enabling Act and shall not sponsor or conduct raffles, i.e. award one or more prizes by chance at a single occasion among a pool or group of persons who have paid or promised a thing of value for a ticket that represents a chance to win a prize.
Attorney General Opinion JM-1176 also ruled that independent school districts are not qualified to hold charitable raffles. An unauthorized raffle is considered gambling under the Texas Penal Code – Class C Misdemeanor.
- Money machines
- Any other games of chance are not allowed on district property.