Can I run a free draw?
You do not need any kind of licence from the Gambling Commission
to run a free draw under the Gambling Act 2005. The rules and
conduct of your free draw are solely your responsibility.
Free draws are subject to the law on matters of fraud, theft,
deception, and so on, and if you intend to run such a promotion we
advise you to seek independent legal advice beforehand.
We monitor the boundary between lotteries, competitions and free
draws to make sure that people who organise lotteries are
properly licensed. Read
Prize competitions and free draws - The requirements of the
Gambling Act 2005 - December 2009 for more
We have no statutory responsibilities for free draws.