In general, a lottery exists when entrants pay for the chance to win a prize. States alone reserve the right to administer lotteries. Businesses can eliminate one element of what would otherwise be an illegal lottery, in order to transform it into a legal promotional game. If the requirement to pay to enter is removed, the lottery becomes a legal sweepstakes, and if chance is removed, the lottery becomes a game of skill. In addition to this simple breakdown on the elements of promotional games, some states have their own regulations that govern sweepstakes-related conduct within their respective borders. New
This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature agreed to a budget deal that will bring mobile sports betting to the State through a unique NY sports gambling law. Upon the Governor’s signature, NY sports gambling is primed to become the nation’s largest market. However, New York
In September of 2020, the United Kingdom’s (“UK”) Committee of Advertising Practice (“CAP”) reviewed the Instagram accounts of 122 UK-based social media influencers to determine whether content was being properly flagged as advertising in accordance with applicable social media influencer laws. This past March, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”)
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