Can a prize promotion be run that is based on skill?
General conditions relating to prize promotions stemming from consumer protection law must however be observed. In particular:
- Competition rules must be transparent, understandable and not mislead consumers.
- The competition rules should be as detailed as possible in relation to the terms of participation in the contest and the method of determining or selecting winners.
- It is necessary to plan for a situation when multiple winners share first place, which can happen in certain skill, speed or betting competitions. Unless other terms and conditions have been agreed, participants who achieve the same result would be entitled to an equal share of the prize. If this is not desired, such eventuality should be excluded in the rules. It follows that terms and conditions should be very clear on this point, e.g. by determining the winner as the one who has not only achieved the correct result, but who was the first person to do so.