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From a blog entry by Canadian lawyers familiar with sweepstakes and contest laws: In Canada, games of pure chance are prohibited as illegal lotteries under our Criminal Code... For contests of chance, making prize redemption conditional on answering a skill-testing question turns a game of pure chance into a (legal) game of mixed chance and skill....


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In California, this is automatically a violation of section 17539.1(a)(7) of the Business and Professions Code: (a) The following unfair acts or practices undertaken by, or omissions of, any person in the operation of any contest or sweepstakes are prohibited: (7) Failing to award and distribute all prizes of the value and type represented.


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Those countries have more restrictive gambling laws than others. For discussion of some of those relevant laws, see here. For example, [In Hong Kong], "Under the Gambling Ordinance, a prize draw is considered to be a form of lottery. Lotteries include raffles & sweepstakes... In most cases, prior approval is needed for a prize draw in the form of a ...


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The level of anonymity or privacy given by the lottery administrator (the state) to the lottery winner depends on the terms and conditions of lottery that are accepted as a binding contract when the buyer buys a lottery ticket. It's all in the small print. If you don't like the terms of the lottery, don't buy a ticket. The lottery terms probably says that ...


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In NSW and all other Australian jurisdictions lotteries and other games of chance are regulated. See https://www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/gaming/competitions/games-of-chance.aspx In general, lottery type games can only be run for the benefit of charities or by registered clubs. Free entry games can be run as trade promotions. Straight ...


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First, please note that we do not give legal advice on this site. Here is some general information about gambling laws in Pennsylvania, but if you are planning to do something and want to know whether it is legal, you will have to hire a lawyer. I believe this sort of thing would be a lottery under Pennsylvania law, which is prohibited in Consolidated ...


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Answer is for the USA. Look at the fine print. No purchase necessary. Typically you need to mail in a request for a game piece (win code, whatever), or something like that, but there is a way that someone can get the game piece without paying the company. EDIT: Here is an example- a grocery chain (/multinational company) with a Monopoly game. They make ...


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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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So the way I understand the thinking, is that TCG Booster cards have a set number (lets say 11) per each pack and each pack costs a set value X. The producer of the card thus values all cards in the pack at a price x/11 = $cost to make + $profits for work per card. That is the materials and packaging per card in pack is all valued at the same regardless of ...


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If the buyer gave the beer away, the recipient gets the winnings. But he could explicitly give away just the content of the beer can, and not the ring tab that entitles one to something of value. Ordinarily, one would understand the gift of a car of beer to include the can, so if that is not your intent, you should be clear that you're only giving away the ...


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No. You can still receive the prize if you are a U.S. citizen. Lotteries are almost always run by state governments, and the privileges and immunities clauses of the United States Constitution prohibit discrimination based upon state citizenship in most cases. There are exceptions to this general rule, for example, for hunting and fishing licenses and ...


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In California, you are correct that this is an illegal lottery if you require that customers to purchase something in order to qualify for the drawing. The elements of a lottery are: a prize, distributed by chance, with consideration required to be eligible for the prize (e.g. "you must make a purchase to be eligible"). If the store would actually let ...


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