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Gaming Commission shuts down PCYDC raffle

Monday, March 19, 2012

An effort by Dixie Chopper to raise money for the Putnam County Youth Development Commission has been cut short by the Indiana Gaming Commission.

Dixie Chopper contacted the Banner Graphic Monday, saying the Gaming Commission had shut down the raffle of a new Dixie Chopper mower for the benefit of PCYDC. The Fillmore-based manufacturer had donated the mower in February to help raise funds in conjunction with the annual Dancing with the Putnam County Stars event.

Gaming Commission officials cited the lack of a charity gaming license as reason for stopping the raffle.

Dixie Chopper Human Resources Director Carrie Thompson said money will be returned for all raffle tickets sold so far.

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I guess local charities donating for local kids has gone to the same place as hand shake deals, word of honor, and civic duty. They will be missed and their passing will change society as we know it!

Do the gaming commission officials REALLY have so little to do????? How can donating a mower for a raffle to benefit kids, be more illegal than pull tabs, slot machines, and all the "bracket" betting going on?????????????????

-- Posted by 06purple18 on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 6:43 PM

Well I guess it you have a charity gaming license and the state gets there cut that makes it OK.

-- Posted by busymom48 on Tue, Mar 20, 2012, at 7:24 AM

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