Over the last few years, there has been a rise in the number of ‘win my house’ or ‘win a car’ competitions. Many of these do not actually comply with legal requirements and face the risk of being closed down.
We regularly advise online competitions on how to operate legally. In some cases, it is possible to organise a competition in a way that does not need a licence from the Gambling Commission but care also needs to be taken to meet the requirements of the Advertising Standards Agency and any payment gateway provider.
If you are thinking of setting up a competition which relies on a game of skill or a free entry route, please contact us and we will advise you on how to do this so that you can stay within the law.