HI - I would like to host a community competition with an entry fee and cash prizes. Contestants would be given a list of clues to local businesses or sites of interest. The contestant completing the competition the fastest and most accurately wins a cash prize. Is this considered gambling? What if I charge a flat fee for food / refreshments, and $0 for the scavenger hunt? Thanks
State/Country relating to Question: Massachusetts
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That type of setup doesn't appear to conform to any of the punishable offenses listed here. My suggestion would be to contact the chief of police/sheriff and/or a local attorney if you're worried about it. Remember that although it may be technically illegal, it is the police/sheriff's who have to arrest you for it. If they okay it , it sounds like you would be in the clear.
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Thank you Michael - The link did not work for me, but I assume that it is intended to take me to gaming related offenses. Correct? If so, I'm all set, and will contact my local police chief.
Yes, that was what it was.
Let me see if I can try it again.
Here is the link again.
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The new link worked for me - Thanks
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