Read our community guidelines here. In order to remove the element of chance, sponsors narrow the field of potential winners by requiring a skill testing question to enter their contests. For contests held in other countries but open to Canadians, a STQ must be asked of any potential Canadian winner. To avoid the Legal prohibitions against lotteries, a sponsor must eliminate one of the three elements named above.
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Because the skill-testing question theoretically eliminates randomly-drawn winners, Canadians technically don't have sweepstakes. Skip to content Lotteries are regulated.
Cashing in One Way or Another Unlike Canadians, Americans have a different set of rules in place for sweepstakes and lotteries. Another option is to hold a true contest , where the entrants are judged based on their skills.
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This quirk of Canadian sweepstakes law affects not only the winners but also the jargon of the Canadian giveaway community. RFD 5th Anniversary: But Ms. Rotate image Save Cancel. I think this is a stupid rule and it should be changed.