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Subject: UKNM: Re: Raffle, draw, fundraising info with a PS2
From: Silas Denyer
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 19:31:08 GMT

Richard

I think you may have difficulties with this your proposed scenario for this
one, since a prize draw must be freely open to all with no charge. The
moment that you impose a charge (whether the money goes to you or to a
charity) it becomes a lottery.

AFAIK, however, you don't have to provide the same route for entry to the
draw for all people, however (which is how newspapers which you must buy to
get a prize draw competition claim that no purchase is necessary). So, for
instance (& some legal correction from others will be along any moment if
I'm wrong...), if you set up a web interface for the draw which requires a
10 donation, but place a notice at the bottom of the page that no purchase
is necessary, and that entries on a postcard by mail to your address at
blah, blah received before the closing date will be admitted then you may be
OK. Of course, postcards travel by 2nd class mail, and the last posting date
for Xmas has passed already, etc., etc. so they may have difficulty doing
so....

Of course if this were any form of commercial activity (the 10 bit) then
people might be a little less charitable (no pun intended)....

Anyone else care to comment?

Silas Denyer
Director, Turns Ltd
e. silas [dot] denyeratturns [dot] net
t. 07956 661902


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Uttley" <richardatnetstep [dot] co [dot] uk>
To: <uknmatchinwag [dot] com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 7:22 PM
Subject: UKNM: Raffle, draw, fundraising info with a PS2


> One of our projects Brownie-points.com (I need to explain this so it's not
a
> blatant plug) is a gift consultancy and personal shopping service that, at
> the moment, is a clicks'n'mortar entity. We have a shop in the town centre
> as well as the web site through which we source and buy gifts for people.
> Through one thing and another Brownie-points.com happens to be in
possession
> of a PS2. Yes, that's right a full blown, UK spec PS2.
>
> With it coming up to the Yuletide we thought it might be a nice idea to
use
> it to raise some money for a local charity. Our thinking went along the
> lines of: if we could get people to donate 10 to charity we would enter
> them in a draw. The winner could buy the unit at the normal price which,
> considering some of the ludicrous prices these things are going for,
seemed
> like an attractive idea. B-P would get some publicity through promoting it
> and the shop and the site would get some traffic as people made their
> donations.
>
> We've discussed it here and it all seems to hold together but we aren't
sure
> about the legality or correct procedures that might apply. I've looked at
> various sites that advise on gaming, lotteries etc. but nothing seems to
fit
> the bill. Can anyone out there give any advice as this is outside our
normal
> remit? Also I'd appreciate feedback on the idea. Quick though otherwise
> we'll run out of time.
>
> Cheers <|:o)
>
> Richard M Uttley
> Marketing Director
> Netstep
> e-mail: richardatnetstep [dot] co [dot] uk
> www: http://www.netstep.co.uk


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