By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Legislation would allow online raffle sales to continue


Unless the Legislature acts, Alaska nonprofits will have to stop selling raffle tickets online June 30. The state has allowed online sales by registered nonprofits since early summer 2020, as the pandemic shut down or made difficult group events and in-person ticket sales.

Temporary legislation allowing charitable groups to sell and draw winning tickets online expires in less than two months, though a bill under consideration would make the provision permanent.

The legislation “will modernize Alaska’s charitable gaming program,” Deb Moore, executive director of the Alaska Professional Hunters...

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