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What is considered a game of chance?

By Meagan Boschetti,

30 July 2020

A game of chance is a game whose outcome is determined purely by chance. For example, it would be considered a game of chance if winners are determined by a random competition draw or a scratch and win mechanic, where no skill is involved in determining a winner.

To run a game of chance trade promotion, you may need a permit in ACT, SA and the NT, and an authority in NSW. See our article; When do I need a trade promotion permit? for more information.

Some common examples of games of chance include:

It is important to note that introducing any element of chance into a trade promotion entry mechanic will categorise the promotion as a game of chance. For example, if an entrant is invited to provide an answer to a question, and judged on creativity, it would be considered a game of skill, with no element of chance. However, if the most creative entries are then entered into a random prize draw, the activity would be considered a game of chance, and in turn may require competition permits.

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