Question

We are hoping to organize a charity raffle for the workers. Basically we would sell tickets with the proceeds going to our chosen charity. The prizes are paid out of a fund to which private companies donate. Do we need a license to do this? Prizes are : car, holiday voucher, Tv, Computer console, Ipod…


Thanks,


Laura

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Eva's picture

Yes, you need a licence. 

Yes, you need a licence. 

Raffles where people pay for entry as in this case are governed by the 1956 lotteries act (and subsequent amendments).  http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1956/en/act/pub/0002/index.html#zza2y1956
This was reviewed in 1987 which upped the limit on prizes, among other things. 

You get a permit for a once off lottery from the Gardai.

More information is here.

 

Regards,

Eva