Penalties for non-compliance
What are the penalties for non-compliance?
According to the Decree on National Lottery w. no 320, if a prize promotion is not in compliance with the relevant rules, an imprisonment between 2 months to 2 years and a monetary fine from TRY 100,000 to TRY 10,000,000 (approx. US$16,500 - 1,655,000) is legally possible. Additionally, such non-compliant activity may be evaluated in the scope of Consumer Protection Law, and may be deemed to be a misleading activity and/or unfair commercial activity. In this case, the relevant authority may apply an administrative fine up to TRY 341,921 (approx. US$56,600).
Furthermore, the GDNL may prohibit the organizer from arranging a prize promotion for two years.