50/50 Raffles are our bread and butter. We love 50/50 raffles and charities do too. Charities love 50/50 raffles because there is little to no risk to them. That's only a little bit true. There is risk that the charity is wasting their time. If you don't do a 50/50 raffle right there is risk that the charity doesn't get good results. We do a lot of 50/50 raffles and we know what works and what doesn't work and we share that with our clients.
Tap 50:50 takes a consultative approach to providing teams with raffle solutions. We are familiar with the regulations of your team's state or province and help write rules of play, recommend signage solutions, consult on ticket pricing, and offer best practice implementations.
Our raffles enhance game day fan engagement whether that fan is at the arena or is watching your away game from home.
At the arena we offer customized kiosk solutions and roaming handheld terminals. We can display live jackpot totals to monitors around the venue, or to your center score clock or digital signage of choice. At home we generate online raffle experiences to further engage your fanbase. Furthermore our live jackpot displays are easily integrated into your game day iOS or Android apps.
Our hardware tends to be less expensive than our competitors because our electronic raffle terminals are a one size fits all solution with a built-in printer. This means one piece of equipment can service the team, rather than purchasing a handheld device and a hip printer. We also assign a dedicated raffle guru to help you with your 50/50 raffles and we can watch your raffles online and drop some helpful hints over the first couple years.
(Festivals, Tournaments, One-off Events)
We've found more and more festivals and special events enlist us to help with their raffles. We can't run them for you, but our technology can help them succeed. Since festivals tend to be once a year events terminal rentals are a popular choice. Here's a hint; book us early because summer is festival season and our rental pool is not infinite.
There is a lot of factors that go into pricing special events. These factors include whether a TAP 50:50 employee will be attending the event, how large the event is, whether the charity will require Tap50:50 to provide signage, the time of year, the number of terminals that will be required, and whether cellular service will be required.
What is an electronic 50/50?A 50/50 raffle in which the prize is half the value of all the tickets sold during the event or a defined period of time. Traditionally these were paper tickets, now they can be paper tickets issued by our terminals or an eticket with an online purchase. The purchaser receives a ticket containing a number. Ticket stubs are printed with corresponding numbers and are placed in a drum (or a virtual drum with etickets) for a draw to determine the winner! Signage showing jackpot totals in the venue or online greatly increases jackpots.
Do we have to be a charity/non-profit?Well yes and no. In Canada you have to be a charitable organization. Each jurisdiction works within federal criminal code, but may vary somewhat on their definition of charitable organization. In the US, you have to be a 501(3)(c). We can sell our platform/equipment to non-charitable organizations, such as an or professional team, but a charitable organization has to run the raffle.
Who supplies the labour to sell tickets?The charitable organization has to supply the volunteers to sell tickets. Tap50:50 is a supplier of technology to the charitable gaming sector. We cannot hold the raffle or supply the volunteers.
Do we need a raffle license?In Canada, unequivocally yes. In the US, it's a maybe. Many states require licenses. Many don't.
What kind of terminals does Tap50:50 use?Our terminals are PCI compliant workhorses designed for state lotteries. They look very much like a debit machine. We have utilized a device with a built in printer to save teams/charities from purchasing a device and a hip printer along with only having to power the batteries of one device.
How is the draw done?We have two ways to do the draw. The best way is to press a button on our raffle platform and a gaming lab certified random number generator (RNG) will choose the winner(s) for you. The second way is to network small bank printers to a laptop and print out each individual ticket stub. This is the old school method used by teams when RNG draws weren't allowed in Canada. It still works, it' just a little clunkier, but some jurisdictions still require this method.
What does Tap50:50 charge?We like helping charity and believe in philanthropy so we charge a modest percentage of the jackpot depending on whether you buy or lease our equipment in jurisdictions where this is allowed. To speak in generalities, we charge 6% on terminal based sales if you purchase our equipment. Online may differ and festivals and one-off events that lease our equipment will be more.
When does Tap 50:50 get paid?TAP 50:50 does not run the raffle and therefore never actually is in possession of the raffle proceeds. You as a charity run the raffle with our equipment. When the raffle is over, the money is yours and you can pay us at a later date (soon would be nice).
We have no Wi-Fi. Can we still run a raffle?We are used to these kind of limitations and have ways to make them work despite the environment. We like to take a consultative approach on how to make your environment as productive as it can be. In 2019 we also added cellular raffle terminal capability.