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« on: Tue 23 October, 2012 - 07:08 pm »

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10841884

Crackdown puts big prizes on banned list
By Celeste Gorrell Anstiss Cagorrell
5:30 AM Sunday Oct 21, 2012


Internal Affairs has mounted a crackdown on big spot prizes at expos and fishing competitions, warning organisers they constitute illegal gambling.

Officials have sent cease-and-desist letters to 15 organisations, informing them that events with an entry fee cannot have door giveaways, raffles or barrel draws with prizes worth more than $500...

Pokies all worried that their compulsive gamblers will go fishing? Grrrr...stupid!
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« Reply #1 on: Tue 23 October, 2012 - 07:48 pm »

and I wonder how that will effect events where there are spot prizes.

lots of road races  will have a major spot prize like travel to an overseas event.
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« Reply #2 on: Tue 23 October, 2012 - 08:20 pm »

Yeah, it's a bit OTT. Without those prizes, a lot of people wouldn't bother entering competitions/tournaments.
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« Reply #3 on: Tue 23 October, 2012 - 08:23 pm »

Yeah, it's a bit OTT. Without those prizes, a lot of people wouldn't bother entering competitions/tournaments.


and also the idea of the major prizes being spot prizes it gives everyone a chance of winning, not just the elite.
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