All private lotteries must comply with certain conditions:
Private lotteries fall into four types:
Private Society Lottery
- These can only be promoted by authorised members of the society to other members of the society or to persons on they society premises.
- The society may only be promoted for a purpose for which the society is conducted.
- A society can be any group or society provided it is not established and conducted for purposes connected to gambling.
- The promoter of a work lottery must work on the premises and tickets must only be sold to other people who work on the same premises.
- The lottery must not be run for profit and all the proceeds must be used for prizes or reasonable expenses incurred in organising the lotteries.
A customer lottery is a lottery run by the occupiers of a business premises who sell only to customers present on their premises.
The following conditions apply:
- The lottery may only be advertised on the premises on which it is held.
- Customer lotteries may not be conducted on vessels.
- The promoter must reside on a single set of premises and tickets may only be sold to other residents of the same set of premises.
- These lotteries must not be run for profit and all the proceeds must be used for prizes or reasonable expenses.
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Telephone: 01304 872295