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§13–904.

    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Multi-drawing raffle” means a raffle for which the drawings are held on more than 1 day.

        (3)    “Raffle” means one or more drawings using a single series of chances sold in chance books or similar devices, at which one or more prizes are awarded.

        (4)    “Single-drawing raffle” means a raffle for which the drawings are held on a single day.

    (b)    At a gaming event, the holder of a raffle may award a prize of money or merchandise using a chance book.

    (c)    (1)    A single-drawing raffle may have only one major prize.

        (2)    During a year, an organization listed in § 13-903 of this subtitle may hold not more than:

            (i)    six single-drawing raffles in which the major prize is worth $2,500 or more; or

            (ii)    ten single-drawing raffles in which the major prize is worth less than $2,500.

        (3)    An organization listed in § 13-903 of this subtitle may not hold:

            (i)    more than 30 weekly drawings in a multi-drawing raffle;

            (ii)    more than two multi-drawing raffles during a year; or

            (iii)    a multi-drawing raffle in which the major prize is worth more than $1,100.



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