What has changed to allow charities to now be able to run raffles using computers?

In late 2014, the federal government amended the Criminal Code (Canada) to begin allowing charities to use computers to operate raffles. Prior to these changes, only provincially appointed agencies, such as Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, were authorized to operate gaming on or over a computer. All others, including charities, were prohibited. Now, with the opportunity for charities to use computers to conduct raffles, organizations will be able to modernize their fundraising systems.