Nevada Regulators Reach Compromise On Charitable Lottery Language

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) has agreed that the state should allow youths under 18 to participate in fundraising lotteries as long as winners of the event are not awarded cash prizes, in a compromise supported by problem gambling advocates.

In a unanimous vote, the five-member commission on Thursday adopted amendments to Regulation 4A, which governs lotteries and games of chance that raise money for nonprofit organizations in the state.

Whether to allow individuals under the age of 18 to participate in charitable lotteries or raffles turned into a contentious issue in recent months as regulators considered updating Nevada rules on charitable gaming.

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