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What about free draws and prize competitions?

Free draws are exempt from registration as no fee is paid to participate in the draw. Prize competitions are also exempt provided that they rely at least in part on the exercise of skill, judgement or knowledge by the participants. In other words, prizes are not allocated wholly by chance.

Prize competitions are a difficult area.  If you are thinking of running a prize competition, we strongly recommend that you contact the Gambling Commission or seek your own professional legal advice to ensure that you comply with the law.