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Prize competitions/free draws

The Gambling Commission has issued updated guidance on two issues regarding the boundaries between lotteries, prize competitions and free draws.

a) To qualify as a ‘free draw’ a ‘free web entry’ needs to be available for such a sufficient period and be sufficiently publicised such that potential participants have a genuine opportunity to use it.

b) To qualify as a “prize competition” the quiz questions must involve sufficient skill or knowledge, which in the case of multiple-choice questions, there must be sufficient numbers of plausible and relevant alternative answers.

Visit www.lawgistics.co.uk or call 0870 26 77 118 for more information.

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