Quoted from cfh:
Well that's the problem... we did prizes as a tournament. at the time, (like the Sky Kings Howie posted above), you had to buy a tourney entry, which i think was $10. if we got 30 people, that basically meant we sold the game for $300. And at the time (years ago), it was hard to get $300 for a sky king! so it worked out Ok... providing you wanted a sky king! I remember doing this and the guy didn't want the game, he wanted the money! well we were trying to get rid of EMs (again, probably 10 years ago when $300 EMs were hard to sell!)
i know things are different now... it might work... but i'm not sure it's worth the effort.
We are dying here though. i can't do in-home repairs, so that business is dead. if we can't do the show... then we are really screwed...
I enjoyed those raffles back at the old place. Ended up donating that Bally Freedom I won to the kids tourney at the show formerly know as the MPE.
I would buy raffle tickets if you went that route.