Alaska allows online sales of raffle tickets due to virus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska plans to allow the online sale of raffle tickets for the first time to help nonprofit organizations faced with limited fundraising opportunities because of coronavirus restrictions.

The state Department of Revenue approved the temporary change over the summer allowing organizations holding charitable gaming permits to sell raffle tickets and draw winners online, Alaska Public Media reported Monday.

State Gaming Unit Director Katrina Mitchell said this is the only instance in which any online gaming has been permitted in Alaska.

The rule change is limited to raff...


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