Charitable Gaming Laws in Massachusetts | McGee’s Law

Charitable Gaming Laws in Massachusetts | McGee’s Law

Does your non-profit want to run a casino night?

Is your organization trying to put together a charitable poker tourney?

Before you take donations or entry fees, consult the rules and regulations that exisit for the state of Massachusetts.  You’ll be surprised how many rules there are that govern these seemingly harmless games.  If you still have questions after doing research, give us a call and we can assist you.

The Mass Gaming Commission provides an overview of charitable gaming rules and regulations in Massachusetts.Of course, state statutes must be followed.  There are also regulatory authorities in both the Treasury Department and Attorney General’s office.

GENERAL CHARITABLE GAMING

MGC “Charitable Gaming Regulations”

State Law – Lottery has regulatory authority over charitable gaming tickets:

Massachusetts General Laws, ch. 10, ss. 37 – 38

MASSACHUSETTS RAFFLE AND CASINO NIGHT RULES

State Law – “Raffles and Bazaars”

Mass. Gen Laws. chapter 271, s. 7A

Mass Lottery – Rules for Raffle and Casino nights:

MassLottery.com “Raffle & Casino Nights

Attorney General Office:

940 CMR 12.00 – “Regulations Governing Raffles”

Guidance on Raffles

CHARITABLE POKER TOURNAMENT

Attorney General Office:

Advisory on Poker Tournaments

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

State Law –

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 12, s. 8F