Raffolux Revolutionises the traditional raffle from Dubai to London

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Published: Fri 18 Mar 2022, 10:26 AM

Last updated: Fri 18 Mar 2022, 10:28 AM

The traditional raffle is one of the oldest forms of fundraising in the world and has a surprisingly rich history. The ancient Babylonians used raffle-like games to draw winners for community prizes. Moses awarded the land to the West of Jordan through a lottery, and the Han Dynasty deployed a similar game called Keno to raise funds to build the Great Wall of China.

By Deborah Blum

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Raffles are still an invaluable fundraising tool today, and you’d be very hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t played a raffle at some point in their life, whether at a school fayre, a local event, or perhaps as part of a charity fundraiser. Yet for something so well-enjoyed across the world, the raffle is still predominantly an offline phenomenon and hasn’t been brought up to speed with the digital revolution.

That is, until now. Meet Raffolux – an online raffling platform started by two British entrepreneurs, Gerry Lianos and Harry Hammond, that brings a long-overdue digital makeover to the raffle industry. With Raffolux, people have the chance to win amazing prizes and support amazing charities, all from as little as £1 an entry and with much better odds than the lottery.

The prizes range from major jackpots such as a brand-new Mercedes G-Wagon or an all-inclusive stay at a luxury resort in the Maldives to the latest in tech and fashion and quick cash bundles that can be won within minutes. During a time when charity is needed more than ever, Raffolux supports a range of organisations, such as Women’s Aid, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Oxfam, Worldwide Cancer Research, the Alzheimer’s Society, and many more.

Gerry Lianos, CEO and co-founder, Raffolux, said: “Raffles are something that just about everyone understands, and with Raffolux, we wanted to bring such a well-loved game online for the first time. We offer really good odds on all our raffles, and our players know that win or lose, they’ll have donated to a charity of their choice just by playing.”

Zion Chetram, founding employee and commercial manager at Raffolux, noted: “It’s really exciting to be part of a project that is forming an entirely new category within the play-to-win industry, and the company culture is fantastic - innovation is very much the expectation rather than an exception.”

Raffolux is home to over 100,000 active users, and five new people become winners every single day through the platform. For more information on Raffolux, visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

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