scratch card website in UK
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Asked by: port120-ga
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11 May 2006 05:31 PDT
Expires: 10 Jun 2006 05:31 PDT
Question ID: 727646
Is it legal to start an online scratchcard (not lottery) website in the UK with a view to profitable gain?
Re: scratch card website in UK
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 11 May 2006 06:46 PDT
<Under UK law, if a competition does not involve skill, it may be considered a lottery. To be exempt from the controls on lotteries, the law requires that success in competitions must depend to a "substantial degree" on the exercise of skill. There is no statutory definition of what constitutes "skill". We would advise anyone who plans to promote such a competition to seek legal advice. Prize Competitions Definition of a prize competition Prize competitions are where success depends to a substantial degree on the exercise of skill. Such competitions usually involve the answering of questions, solving of puzzles, tie-breakers etc. The relevant legislation The law on prize competitions is contained in section 14 of the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976. The Act is available from the Stationery Office. Source: Department for culture, media and sport. http://www.culture.gov.uk/gambling_and_racing/fact_sheets/fact_prize_competitions.htm>
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