Wetaskiwin Theatre Society

Chase the Ace Rules


1. In support of the Wetaskiwin Theatre Society (WTS), we are pleased to announce our “Chase The Ace” Progressive Raffle. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC), the following applies.

2. The Progressive Raffle will be open to the public. Tickets can be purchased on draw dates at the Manluk Theatre for the Performing Arts building at 5002 53 Avenue, Wetaskiwin Alberta T9A 0Y7 between the hours of 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM.

3. Wetaskiwin Theatre Society Board Members are not permitted to purchase tickets. Volunteers are not permitted to purchase tickets to participate in any raffle events they are volunteering at. They may, however, purchase tickets to participate in raffle events they are not involved in.

4. Tickets cost $5.00 per ticket, cash only, no refunds. You may purchase more than one ticket but you must be 18 years and older and a resident of Alberta in order to purchase tickets.

5. There are only 2,000 tickets available for purchase. All tickets are numbered and have matching stubs. You may purchase any number of tickets but they are only valid for the current scheduled Draw Date.

6. The ticket sales or Raffle Period begins Saturday, January 6, 2018 and runs until no later than Saturday, June 30, 2018.

7. The Raffle Period end date of Saturday, June 30, 2018 may change under the following circumstances:

1) The Ace of Spades is found before June 30, 2018; or

2) All tickets have been sold before June 30, 2018.

8. A standard deck of 52 cards will be used.

9. The Ace of Spades will be used as the winning card.

10. Proceeds from ticket sales will be dispersed per game as follows:

20% to the weekly draw winner

30% to the Chase the Ace Jackpot




At 9:00 pm on the Draw Date, a deck of cards will be opened and the Ace of Spades will be shown to the crowd in attendance, then the deck of cards will be shuffled. The cards will be spread out face down on a clean table and mixed sufficiently in such a manner that no cards are completely overlapping any other cards and all cards are visible and available to be selected.

House rules and AGLC rules are to be displayed at all times during the selling of tickets and/or the drawing of tickets. Posting of the requirement to be in attendance on the applicable Draw Date is mandatory.

The person who is doing the draw and/or handling the cards must wear short sleeves or rolled up sleeves and show empty hands prior to reaching into the Draw Box. One ticket stub is drawn (the winning ticket) from the Draw Box.

The winner must claim his/her prize within 15 minutes of the draw.

If the winner is present, they will receive 20% of that week’s ticket sales proceeds, and the opportunity to Chase The Ace to win the Jackpot, which is 30% of that week’s ticket sales proceeds. The winner will issued a cheque for the jackpot on the following Monday.

To Chase The Ace: The weekly winner chooses a card from the spread out cards by placing a finger on the card they want to see turned over. In the event that two or more cards overlap, the winner must clearly indicate which card they want. All other cards are cleared away while the winner continues to hold their finger on the chosen card. The chosen card is then turned over and revealed to all.

If the chosen card is the Ace of Spades, the game is over and the winner receives both the 20% of that week’s ticket sales proceeds and the 30% of that week’s ticket sales proceeds, ie the Jackpot.

If the Ace of Spades is not turned over, the draw is over for that week. The turned over card is cut in half and remains in the safe control of the Raffle Chairperson. The 20% is paid in cash to the winner, and the 30% Jackpot is rolled over until the next Draw Date.

In the event that the winner is not present within 15 minutes of the winning ticket stub being drawn, no further ticket stubs will be drawn that Draw Date. The 20% will be rolled over with the remaining 30% Jackpot for the next Draw Date.

The Ace of Spades must be shown to still be in the deck at the conclusion of the draw and prize payout.

Ticket sales for the next Draw Date will begin at 7:30 PM on the next Draw Date.


All draws to take place at the Manluk Theatre for the Performing Arts building at 9:00 PM on the following dates:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018,

Saturday, June 30, 2018 is the final Draw Date, provided that the Ace of Spades has not been found earlier and/or there are tickets still remaining to sell.

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