A Practical Guide for Offering Online Contests and Promotions
September 2016

The Internet has become the most efficient medium for operators to disseminate online gaming, sweepstakes and contests to participants worldwide. Opposing moral viewpoints, conflicting statutory interpretations and legal challenges have emerged in response to the unbridled growth of these online activities in the United States (U.S.). This guide outlines and discusses the types of online activities that can be lawfully offered over the Internet to U.S. users. 


     This booklet contains: 
       - Overview of the U.S. Gambling Prohibitions 
       - Removal of Consideration 
       - Removal of Chance 
       - Types of Chance 
       - Removal of Prize 
       - Goals: Adequate Preparation to Avoid Legal Problems 
       - Conclusion

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