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Starting Lottery/Draws/etc?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    I am from Canada, and I believe I read it somewhere that you can't legally start a lottery without the guvernmnet accepting it or some shit. And something about 'giving people cash'

    But okay... question...

    and when you tell me something, I won't take it as legal advice, so we're clear.


    But what if lets say... 10 people pitch in $10, and the prize worth $100. $50 gift cerftificate, and a $50 shirt... so then the names are put in a hat, and the names whos gets chosen gets the prize? Is that legal?

    What if we do it on a large scale that is around $10,000? is that stil fine? what do you think?
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    Both are illegal. You can however accept money as donations and give out random prizes to donors I believe. But at the end of that day I'd steer clear of it.
     
  3. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Damn I actually thought about this today but decided not to post it here on bhw due to the fact I was worried about getting an answer like this. There has to be a way around the laws... time to putting on the thinking caps.
     
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    mrsix Power Member

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    yup. illegal as all hell unless it's for charity... and even then you have to follow "the rules"
     
  5. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Yeah, I read about it somewhre before that everything needs to go to charity.

    The only lookhole is that if you have a subcription website, they pay you like $10/month, and then you host a "Free" draw, meaning that everyone can enter it (who is under the subscription) and then you give out the price
     
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    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Unless it involves a game of "skill" or its for a charity then its illegal. It falls under gambling laws.
     
  7. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    So can't they answer a random question in order to be eligible to enter?
     
  8. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    No, there has to be a way! I remember here all the highschools use to do it, "You pay $3 to enter, and then the winnter wins like... $50 to Starbucks, an iPod and some other shit" ... Its not like the guverment broke the laws for school... BUT since SCHOOLS are the guvermnet.. so perhaps they work differently? FUCK
     
  9. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    I couldn't find anything that is related to "Skill" although I saw it appear a few times.

    The the conclusion is... to ENTER the sweepstake, it needs to be free, and if they win, when the prize is sent to them, it also needs to be free. what some online industries do is before they are allowed to enter the sweepstake they need to sign up for a subsbcription or mailing list and then they are allowed to win shit.

    Still, but in the butt!