Kōrero: Gambling

Raffle ticket, 1961

Raffle ticket, 1961

Raffles were a profitable way for community organisations to raise funds for projects or causes. Under the Gaming Act 1908 groups had to apply for a government licence to run a raffle and the draw had to be officially overseen, often by a police officer. This ticket is for a raffle run by Taiporohēnui Māori Country Women's Institute. In the 2000s, under the Gambling Act 2003, prizes could total up to $5,000 before a licence was required.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-LOTTERY-1961-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Gambling - Lotteries and raffles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/39442/raffle-ticket-1961 (accessed 6 February 2023)

He kōrero nā David Grant, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013