Liquor License Renewal and Small Games of Chance
The Law Offices of Going and Plank have a rich history of representing bars, restaurants, taverns and private clubs. We’re proud to offer guidance on business laws, help with renewal of liquor licenses, and advise on small games of chance laws and regulations.
Liquor Licenses in Pennsylvania
If you’re interested in buying, selling, transferring, or renewing a liquor license in Pennsylvania, a liquor license attorney from Going and Plank can help you get through the complicated requirements. Going and Plank helps restaurants, bars, taverns, and private clubs maintain liquor licenses, resolve liquor license issues, work through license renewals, and help you resolve complaints or violations associated with liquor licenses. Our Lancaster County business attorney is a regional expert in Pennsylvania liquor license law. If you need legal help with liquor license issues, contact us today.
Small Games of Chance
The Local Option Small Games of Chance (LOSGC) was enacted in 1988. This Act allows qualified nonprofit organizations to conduct small games of chance for the purpose of raising funds for the promotion of “public interest purposes.” Going and Plank can help certain types of charitable organizations, religious organizations, fraternal organizations, civic and service organizations, and veteran groups get a LOSGC license to conduct daily drawings, weekly drawings, punchboards, pull-tabs, and raffles, including lotteries. To ensure your small game of chance is legal and in compliance with Pennsylvania and federal law, contact us to talk to an experienced business lawyer at Going and Plank.
The Challenges of Combining LOSGC and Liquor Licenses
Many organizations that hold a LOSGC license also hold a “Club” liquor license. Going and Plank can help organizations with LOSGC licenses comply with Pennsylvania’s sometimes confusing legal restrictions. Violation of these restrictions can endanger your ability to retain your liquor license and even your ability to operate. Licensees must be aware that there are prize limits that are set by statute.
Protect your liquor license. If your business, private club, or organization conducts or plans to conduct small games of chance, contact a business lawyer at Going and Plank to make sure you understand the laws and regulation.