2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 9 - Bingo and Raffles Law
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 12-9-107.3. Conduct of raffles - rules
(1) The licensing authority shall not require an exempt organization to use raffle tickets in any particular form or displaying any particular information that would cause undue expense to the exempt organization and therefore interfere with the charitable fund-raising drive of the organization.
(2) (a) A bingo-raffle licensee may offer a progressive raffle in which a jackpot may be carried over and increased from one drawing to another until the jackpot is awarded. If the jackpot is not awarded at a drawing, the bingo-raffle licensee shall conduct a new drawing at the same location at a time and date determined by the bingo-raffle licensee.
(b) A bingo-raffle licensee may award a consolation prize for a progressive raffle in which the jackpot is not won. The bingo-raffle licensee may designate the consolation prize as either a specified amount or a specified percentage of the gross proceeds collected from the sale of raffle tickets for a particular drawing. The bingo-raffle licensee may determine the amount of the jackpot based on the gross proceeds collected from the sale of raffle tickets for a particular drawing plus the value of the jackpot carried over from previous drawings in which the jackpot was not awarded.
(c) If the bingo-raffle licensee offers a consolation prize, the bingo-raffle licensee shall, before the drawing:
(I) Designate the specific amount or specific percentage of the gross proceeds collected from the sale of raffle tickets that the consolation prize equals; and
(II) Conspicuously display the amount or percentage of the gross proceeds collected that the consolation prize equals.
(d) The licensing authority may establish by rule the maximum jackpot that a bingo-raffle licensee may award for a progressive raffle; except that, notwithstanding section 12-9-107 (5), the maximum jackpot must be at least fifteen thousand dollars. The maximum jackpot does not include the aggregate amount of consolation prizes awarded.
(e) The licensing authority may establish by rule the maximum number of progressive raffles that a bingo-raffle licensee may conduct simultaneously. To ensure that all prizes offered are timely awarded, the licensing authority may limit by rule the number of drawings that a bingo-raffle licensee may conduct before a jackpot must be awarded; except that the maximum number of drawings must be at least thirty.
(f) (I) The licensing authority may establish by rule the permitted methods of conducting a progressive raffle.
(II) The licensing authority may not prohibit those methods of conducting a progressive raffle in which the participant whose ticket number is drawn wins both a prize for the winning ticket number and a chance to win the jackpot.
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