As some of us have been discussing in this thread, we thought it’d be worth trying to set up a raffle similar to what has been done in the past to raise funds for the DiS Community Hardship Fund. This time, we thought the proceeds could go towards covering server costs for DiS, as it’s quite a big expense that @sean sometimes has to pay out of pocket.
However, we (me and @froglet who kindly volunteered to help organise this thing) soon became concerned about the legality of this specific form of raffle, and we were hoping that someone on here would have some experience or insight to share on the matter. We’ve been looking at this link:
I would argue that this is not for “personal or commercial gain”, as it would be the community coming together to help fund its own existence, if that makes sence. But I’m also aware that these definitions can be tricky, and obviously want to be on the safe side.
Just be very clear about the concept: What we want to do is to host a raffle on here, where people buy tickets in order to win prizes that have in turn been donated from community members, and the ticket money would go towards covering server costs and nothing else.