Bond County Board Considers Raffle Ordinance

The Bond county Board is considering an ordinance pertaining to raffles and poker runs held by charitable organizations. Such an ordinance would bring the county in line with state law, according to Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer.

Bauer told WGEL that there is a state law allowing raffles and poker runs to be conducted, but requires they comply with certain conditions before they can be legitimately held. This would require local county approval, which requires a framework for such an ordinance.

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Bauer said there have been a few problems with this issue in the county over the past fifteen years.

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Board Chairman Howard Elmore appointed county board members Eldon Young and Frank Lucco to review proposed ordinances and report back to the board.