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No. There's nothing in neither the Gambling Act 2005 nor the Police Regulations 2003 specifically preventing police officers from buying lottery tickets (or gambling in general for that matter). The principal requirement from the Police Regulations is at Schedule 1, para 1 which is to do it (like everything else in life) sensibly: A member of a police force ...


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No First, gambling is not illegal - only illegal gambling is illegal. Lotteries are legal in the United States when operated by or under licence from a state (44) or territory (3). That's legal gambling. It's illegal when operated by somebody else. Clearly, Omaze isn't one of these; but they aren't running a lottery. They are running a sweepstakes. Not only ...


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In the U.S. this will be dependant on State Gambling Laws, but typically it would only be illegal if the money was taken for a private Lottery (legally speaking, only the government is permitted to run lotteries, and the specific nature of a lottery is a game where a prize of monetary value is awarded to a participant by a mechanism of random chance). ...


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Gambling involves wagering something of value Cash is "something of value" but it's not the only thing that has value. Things of value do not have to be convertible to cash to have value. Your website credits are something of value – they cost money to purchase and they can be converted to other things, even if those things are virtual. This is gambling. ...


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At first blush: legal for you to write it, not legal for them to use it. Your software is applicable to any poker game. They are using it where it is not allowed. However, things get ugly if you are targeting this for online poker rooms which generally outlaw it; e.g. If you add any code designed to harvest data from a website which has prohibited it. ...


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No, it does not appear to be legal. I cannot identify any exception based on a reading of the relevant legislation, nor can I find any applicable case law specific to Section 41. Reviewing the Government's Explanatory Notes on this Section, it is stated: The purpose of this offence is to ensure that people responsible for generating gambling software do so ...


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Does the crypto-currency have value? Gambling is the wagering of anything of value. Crypto-currency, Lima beans, skins, concert tickets - if it has value, it’s gambling.


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Free draws are outside the remit of the Gambling Act 2005 per this guidance from the Gambling Commission (section 4 from page 5 onwards). an arrangement is a lottery only if the participants are required to pay to enter. Therefore, free draws always have been and remain exempt from statutory control. Schedule 2 to the Act gives details of what is to be ...


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It's not obviously illegal. A lottery has all three of these elements: chance a prize consideration - i.e. something of value the participant must give in exchange for the chance to win Omaze doesn't require you to pay to participate. The rules say "You can always enter any campaign for free" and "You don’t have to make a donation to enter&...


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This activity would be very likely to be considered gambling under U.S. law, because the person making the bet has to assess the probability of something outside his control happening and bet accordingly. The fact that some people are better than others (particularly with access to information from past contests) at judging the probabilities at stake does ...


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Gambling requires a wager something (such as a sum of money) risked on an uncertain event An entry fee paid to participate in an event is not a wager even if the event offers prizes. Note that a wager on the outcome of the event or matches within an event by non-participants is gambling. And side bets by participants are usually strictly prohibited ...


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