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Licensing Act 2003

Section 175 – Exemption for raffle, tombola etc.

267.The giving of a sealed container of alcohol as a prize in a lottery will not be counted as a licensable activity for the purposes of the Act if:

  • the lottery is promoted as incidental to a bazaar, sale of work, fete, dinner, dance, sporting or athletic events or other entertainment of a similar character

  • after the deduction of all relevant expenses, none of the proceeds are used for private gain

  • none of the prizes are money prizes

  • the tickets or chances are sold or issued and the result of the draw is announced at the time of, and in the same place as, the entertainment

  • the lottery or draw is not the main inducement to attend the entertainment

268.Subsection (3) defines the expenses which are ‘relevant’ for the purposes of this section as those incurred in the course of arranging and holding the entertainment, and those in connection with the lottery or draw, including the printing of tickets and buying prizes.

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