Regulation of scratch cards: some examples of terms to include

Regulation of scratch cards: some examples of terms to include

18th April 2023

While general gaming conditions are not mandatory on scratch cards, their use can be a good idea for large-scale events. Indeed, these conditions can help avoid disputes with participants by specifying the terms of participation, conditions for claiming winnings, and the organizer's limitations of liability. They can also bring some transparency and credibility to the marketing operation by reassuring participants about the legitimacy of the event. In such cases, general gaming conditions can be a good idea to clarify the rules and avoid any misunderstandings with the participants.

Examples of concise general conditions

General gaming conditions:

  • This game is open to anyone residing in metropolitan France aged 18 or over.
  • The game starts on [start date of the game] and ends on [end date of the game].
  • The scratch cards are distributed for free in participating stores, one card per purchase.
  • To participate, customers must scratch the designated area to discover if they have won a prize.
  • The prizes can be discounts, free products, or services offered by the merchant. Customers must comply with the specific conditions of each prize.
  • Winning cards must be presented in-store to claim the corresponding prize.
  • Prizes are subject to availability and may be replaced by a prize of equivalent value if necessary.
  • Losing cards can be used for a second chance to win a prize by presenting them in-store to participate in a draw.
  • The game organizers reserve the right to modify or cancel the game in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • By participating in this game, customers fully and unreservedly accept the general gaming conditions.
  • By participating in this game, customers acknowledge and accept the rules and general conditions outlined above. The game organizers reserve the right to modify or cancel the game in case of unforeseen circumstances and disclaim any liability for incidents or accidents related to the game.

Example of detailed game rules

Article 1: Organizing Company

The company [company name], headquartered at [address], is organizing a contest in the form of personalized scratch cards, titled [game name], from [start date] to [end date], inclusive.

Article 2: Participation

This contest is open to any individual over the age of 18, residing in metropolitan France, with a scratch card bearing the mention "Contest [game name]." Participation in the game implies unconditional acceptance of these rules.

Article 3: Participation Terms

To participate, simply scratch the personalized scratch card and find out if it is a winning one. In case of a win, the player must follow the instructions on the card to claim the prize. The organizing company reserves the right to verify compliance with these rules, notably to exclude any participant who has committed any abuse or attempted fraud.

Article 4: Prizes

The prizes are indicated on each personalized scratch card. They are neither exchangeable nor refundable.

Article 5: Awarding of Prizes

Prizes are immediately awarded to players who have discovered a winning combination on their personalized scratch card.

Article 6: Limitation of Liability

The organizing company cannot be held responsible in case of force majeure or events beyond its control preventing the proper conduct of the game.

Article 7: Amendment of Rules

The organizing company reserves the right to modify these rules if necessary and undertakes to inform participants via its website and/or any other appropriate means.

Article 8: Disputes

These rules are subject to French law. Any dispute arising from this contest will be referred to the competent courts.

Article 9: Personal Data

Personal data collected in the context of this contest will be processed in accordance with applicable regulations. Participants have the right to access, rectify, and delete their personal data by writing to [address of the organizing company].

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