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Starting Your Own Scratch ticket?

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Posted: June 11, 2007, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

Hey just wondering if there was anyway/ possibilty on starting your own scratch ticket. If there is I would be very interested in knowing the laws of distributing it. What licenses you would need, and how much would be needed to start a buisness like this off.

 

For some reason though I keep thinking all scratch ticket companies are created by the government.

 

This may seem like a stupid question but i would appreciate a good answer.

Thanks


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    Posted: June 11, 2007, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

    As far as I know there aren't any private companies selling them to the public. Only the fake ones.

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      Posted: June 11, 2007, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

      In the U.S. only the state governments can run a lottery - including scratchers. Any private atempt to do so would come under the RICO Act (racketeering). Probably Canada, too, whatever your equivalent law is.

      Some compnaies use scratchers for promotions for % off discounts or a free order of fries or a coke, but never cash prizes.  

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: June 11, 2007, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

        Actually, the company that makes most of the instant game tickets isn't a government agency, but only state lotteries can distribute them.  But where would you get the money to make the payoffs any way? 

        Here is some more information from a recent thread:

        http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/157300/844839

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          Posted: June 11, 2007, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

          <Moved to Instant ("Scratch-Off") Games forum>

          Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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            Posted: June 11, 2007, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

            Hey just wondering if there was anyway/ possibilty on starting your own scratch ticket. If there is I would be very interested in knowing the laws of distributing it. What licenses you would need, and how much would be needed to start a buisness like this off.

             

            For some reason though I keep thinking all scratch ticket companies are created by the government.

             

            This may seem like a stupid question but i would appreciate a good answer.

            Thanks

            I don't know the Canadian laws, but since governments are governments, I suspect it would be illegal in Canada for an individual/individuals to try and distribute their own scratcht tickets, just as it is here.  The govt controls them. Only the govt (here at state level) is allowed to distribute them.

            And the last thing the govt would want is someone else going into competition with the govt !

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