Is your machine a gambling device?
No, for a machine to be considered a gambling device it must have three elements; prize, chance, and consideration. In our Gift Certificate promotional sweepstakes, there is no consideration. The customer purchasing a gift certificate is trading cash for equal value of real merchandise. In our assessment, this is no different than exchanging cash for a coke at McDonald’s and pealing the tab from the side of the cup to revel a sweepstakes prize. In addition, anyone who may access the kiosk can receive unlimited sweepstakes points instantly to enjoy the exact same cinematic game experience as customer who may purchase our gift certificates. To clarify, you can play for free as many times as you wish, instantly. Money that is inserted into the machine it is for the purchase of gift certificates, not to play games.
There have been a few cases involving sweepstakes across the USA, how is this different?
Our research has determined that courts have ruled unfavorably on sweepstakes only when the consideration is removed by use of items that constitute a “ruse” or “charity” and lacks real value. Our vending kiosk operates in the exact same methods as McDonald’s monopoly or Coke Rewards sweepstakes. As required, we have a beginning and an end date, a pool of pre-determined winners, and odds listed in the rules sections on every kiosk. In each of the examples I have referenced above, the customer makes a purchase for a real product and uses a computer or other electronic device to reveal their sweepstakes, in most cases by use of a cinematic game experience with the chance to win a cash prize.
What are some examples of other companies that do what you do?
McDonald’s Cash Prizes Sweepstakes
Do you have a simple to understand video explaining all of this?