Mass Effect 3 Kotaku Piece

I was interviewed for a piece on Kotaku today, which you should check out. It’s amazing how many regulations are out there related to raffles and sweepstakes that most people don’t consider when planning a contest. I’m glad that it seems that everyone involved with this were able to roll things back before anyone got into real trouble.

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Mark Methenitis is an attorney in Dallas Texas. Mark received his Juris Doctorate and his Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas.

One Response to Mass Effect 3 Kotaku Piece

  1. Marc Whipple says:

    Chance, consideration and prize.

    If you have all three of those things, it’s gambling. Gambling may be legal in your jurisdiction or it may not. Certain forms of gambling may be legal in your jurisdiction whereas other forms may not. But if you have all of those things you are gambling.

    You may also have some affirmative defense, such as that all the proceeds are going to charity, which may be valid in your jurisdiction. But you are still gambling. You only need a defense when you have done something wrong in the first place.

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