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Entry cost to a trade promotion lottery increased

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The prescribed cost of entry for trade promotion lotteries has increased from $0.70 to $1 effective from Tuesday 9 February 2016.

Used to promote a trade or business, a trade promotion lottery includes any scheme that gives away prizes by any means that includes an element of chance at any stage.

A trade promotion lottery must not be conducted in a way that requires a participant to incur an expense per entry that exceeds a prescribed amount. For example, the cost of a telephone call, SMS or postage stamp. This amount is determined by a Ministerial Direction issued by the Victorian Government.

Prescribed costs are just one of a number of conditions trade promoters conducting lotteries must meet in order to be compliant with Victoria's gambling laws. Even if partially skills-based, the scheme has to be conducted in accordance with the regulations.

For more information on trade promotion lottery conditions visit Trade promotion lottery - Frequently Asked Questions.

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Article last modified 
17 May 2018