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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


5 - Incidental lotteries

28.18. An incidental lottery is a lottery that is incidental to an event. The lottery must be promoted wholly for a purpose other than that of private gain, that is, the lottery can only be promoted for a charity or other good cause. Examples may include a lottery held at a school fete or at a social event such as a dinner dance.

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