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UK Gambling Laws

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djmoody
8 December, 2016, 10:30 AM UTC

Link to the UK Gambling commissions website.

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/Gambling-sectors/Lotteries/Getting-a-licence/Do-I-need-a-licence/Do-I-need-a-licence.aspx


In the very first line, UK Gambling Commission says

Lotteries (also known as raffles, or draws) cannot be run for private or commercial gain.

You are not even allowed to profit from them. You are only allowed to run society lotteries. UK Gambling Commission says

Society lotteries (also known as raffles) are promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society.

And if you are wondering who/what the Gambling Commissions is:

We permit gambling as long as it is crime-free, fair & open and children & other vulnerable people are protected.

We advise central and local government on the impact of gambling and its regulation.

We hold industry to account: we ensure operators meet licensing standards and take action against those that don’t.

We ensure that National Lottery returns to good causes are maximised.

We license operators and individuals

So a cursory review of UK laws has revealed that:

- Operating a lottery for profit is not allowed.

- Operating a lottery requires a licence.

- Children and other vulnerable people are protected. Plarium is actively promoting gambling to children.

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Gadheras
8 December, 2016, 10:40 AM UTC

Pritty much the same the Norwegian laws says about it.


Only exceptions is like "on site" events, like bazars, fairs and the likes, where you buy the ticket directly of the seller on the site.


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jumy
8 December, 2016, 10:41 AM UTC

djmoody said:


Link to the UK Gambling commissions website.

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/Gambling-sectors/Lotteries/Getting-a-licence/Do-I-need-a-licence/Do-I-need-a-licence.aspx


In the very first line, UK Gambling Commission says

Lotteries (also known as raffles, or draws) cannot be run for private or commercial gain.

You are not even allowed to profit from them. You are only allowed to run society lotteries. UK Gambling Commission says

Society lotteries (also known as raffles) are promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society.

And if you are wondering who/what the Gambling Commissions is:

We permit gambling as long as it is crime-free, fair & open and children & other vulnerable people are protected. We advise central and local government on the impact of gambling and its regulation. We hold industry to account: we ensure operators meet licensing standards and take action against those that don’t. We ensure that National Lottery returns to good causes are maximised. We license operators and individuals providing the following facilities and activities to British consumers:

all EU is the same and not only

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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
8 December, 2016, 12:06 PM UTC

Guys, please do not create multiple threads on the same topic. Please discuss the new game feature here: http://plarium.com/forum/en/stormfall-age-of-war/game-discussion/32646_raffles---for-real-. I am closing this thread.

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