Raffles and Game of Chance


While Miami University generally supports the fund-raising efforts of student organizations, the legal complexities of definition, methodology, and distribution of monies associated with schemes or games of chance such as raffles, bingo, poker, or other similar activities necessitate the University’s prohibition of such activities in conjunction with its student organizations. A game of chance is any event where a player gives anything of value in hope of gain where the outcome of which is determined largely by chance. (Example: If participants pay an entry fee to play AND a prize(s) of any type are awarded to the players - this is a game of chance and is prohibited by the University.)