September 30, 2020

Considering an ONLINE Gambling event? THINK AGAIN!

Who doesn’t love a fun basket raffle, cake walk, or hosting a PTA casino night? We know that social distancing has made it a challenge to host live events, but it is important to know that ONLINE gambling in the state of Washington is strictly prohibited and considered a class C felony. How do you know if something is considered gambling? In Washington, gambling requires all three of the following elements to be present:

  1. providing something of value as consideration,
  2. on the outcome of a contest of chance or a future event,
  3. upon the agreement that a prize will be awarded in the event of a certain outcome.

When you attend one of WSPTA’s PTA & the Law trainings, you will learn gambling do’s and don’ts so that you may better understand how to legally hold a “live” gambling event.  Check out the Washington State PTA event calendar to register for a PTA & the Law class. Learn from the comfort of your home and computer via Zoom!

Learn more about holding a raffle or other gambling rules by going to

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