Are quarter auctions permitted?
No. As previously stated, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code provides that all forms of gambling are illegal unless the activity is specifically authorized by the Pennsylvania Legislature. While they may be called quarter auctions, that is where any similarity to a true auction ends.

Quarter auctions are best classified as a form of progressive raffle or drawing. While they are legal in some states, quarter auctions are illegal in Pennsylvania.

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1. What law governs the conduct of small games of chance?
2. Does a local option small games of chance license permit all forms of gambling?
3. Are quarter auctions permitted?
4. Who can apply for and be granted a local option small games of chance license?
5. Are there different types of licenses?
6. What is the fee for the various licenses?
7. How long is a license valid?
8. Can an eligible organization permit its license to be used by another organization to play small games of chance?
9. Can an auxiliary to an eligible organization use the license of the eligible organization to conduct small games of chance?
10. Can an auxiliary to an eligible organization apply for and obtain its own license to conduct small games of chance?
11. How does an organization establish that it is an eligible organization?
12. Where is a criminal history check (background check) obtained?
13. Are school districts eligible for licensing under the act?
14. Are political parties eligible for licensing under the act?
15. What does the eligible organization do once it has completed its application for a license and prepared the necessary accompanying documentation?
16. Can anyone from the organization bring the application and documentation to the District Attorney’s Office?
17. Will documentation that must accompany a license application be returned?
18. Must the association provide the documentation listed on page two of the application each time application is made for a license?
19. Once issued, can the license be revoked?
20. Who investigates violations of the act?
21. Do some municipalities prohibit small games of chance?
22. Where can small games of chance be played?
23. Are there age restrictions on who can play small games of chance?
24. Can an eligible organization sell raffle tickets in another county?
25. Can anyone conduct small games of chance for an eligible organization?
26. Can members of an eligible organization be paid or otherwise compensated for conducting small games of chance on behalf of an eligible organization?
27. Where does an eligible organization obtain small games of chance?
28. Are there restrictions on advertising small games of chance?
29. Must an eligible organization maintain records concerning its conduct of small games of chance?
30. Must the activity of a licensed organization be reported?
31. Are there limitations on what an eligible organization my use the proceeds of small games of chance for?
32. Are there limits on prizes?
33. May animals be awarded as prizes?
34. Are there specific guidelines for what information must be contained on a raffle ticket?
35. Must raffle tickets be accounted for in a certain manner?
36. How many raffles can my organization hold?
37. Can the price of a raffle ticket include more than the price of the ticket?
38. Can the advertised date for a raffle drawing be postponed?
39. What procedure must a licensed organization follow if a raffle prize goes unclaimed?
40. Are raffles and drawings the same?
41. May drawing tickets be sold to the public?
42. May strip tickets and punch board chances be sold to the public?