Gunselman's Tavern Queen of Hearts Rules

QUEEN OF HEARTS GAME
We purchased a sealed board from Nannicola. It is in a locked case above the bar.  

http://www.nannicola.com/queen-of-hearts-board-ohio/

There are 52 cards and 2 jokers for a total of 54 cards.
For a chance to draw for the Queen of Hearts, purchase a ticket.
1 ticket - $1.00

Tickets will be sold behind the bar.
 

The price of the tickets will go up if the pot goes over $25K


ALL TICKETS MUST HAVE YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER ON THE BACK OF THE TICKET AND IT MUST BE LEGIBLE.

If you are not present at the time of the drawing, you will only collect 50% of the prize and the remainder will rollover to the next game. 

Tickets will be sold at the bar only and the jackpot amount will be posted.
The tickets will be sold until 7 p.m. on Monday's & placed in a container. Each Monday at 8:00 p.m. there will be a ticket drawn for a chance to pick the Queen of Hearts. If you are not present a bartender will pick for you, or you can pre-select the card you wish by writing on the back of the ticket your name & the number of the card you wish to draw (#1-54).
Each week after the drawing, all tickets will be thrown away and ticket sales will start over.
The game will continue until someone picks the Queen of Hearts, then a new game will begin. 


PAYOUT:
Queen of Hearts gets 70% of the pot
Any Joker $200.00
Any Face card wins $100.00

Any other card wins $25.00
30% Seed for the Next Game

GAME INTEGRITY

The owners of Gunselman's Tavern will make up the Queen of Hearts Committee and will address all discrepancies with final say.
If the name on the ticket IS NOT LEGIBLE, the ticket will be considered void and another ticket will be drawn. 
Face cards and Joker winners will be paid out immediately, jackpot winners will be paid out on Monday after all ticket sales are tabulated. 
Jackpot amounts will be displayed for players' information only. 

Is the game ‘queen of hearts’ legal?
Queen of hearts is a game known to be played different ways. Whether or not a certain game is legal depends on the specific facts and circumstances. As a general rule, when all proceeds collected in a queen of hearts game are paid out to the pool of all participants in the same game, it may be considered a “pool not conducted for profit,” which is not against the law in Ohio. However, if the operator takes a “cut” or “rake” of the proceeds, or if game proceeds are used to pay winners of other games, then the game may be a scheme of chance, which is illegal under Ohio law.

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/FAQ/Charitable-Gaming-FAQs#FAQ842