The Queen of Hearts raffle at the local Elks is still not hit and the jackpot is up to $83,000. The result is massive crowds for dinner and drinks week after week. It's a heckuva revenue stream, if no one draws the winner for many weeks in a row.
Its better than sign in pools which have been a staple in many bars but only net pots in the hundreds to a couple thousand dollars.
It's an example of the positive force gambling can be whether its funding education or the many activities supported by the fraternal clubs.
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