I have received several calls lately asking if a school district like Pasadena Independent School District or any of its clubs or organizations can hold a raffle.  The answer is no.  See Attorney General Opinion JM-1176 below.

Well, can Booster Clubs or Parent Teacher Organizations legally hold raffles?  Only if they have applied and have been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service and meet the requirements of the Texas Charitable Raffle Enabling Act.  Please call me if you have any questions.