International Sweepstakes and Contests

If you think that sweepstakes laws can be confusing and expensive to adhere to in the US, just try running an international sweepstakes or contest. Countries have various definitions of what can and cannot be run and certain countries do not all allow games of chance (sweepstakes) or games of skill (contests). In addition, countries may require one or more of the following: registration and fees, bonding or insurance, taxes paid in advance, taxes withheld by the sponsor or paid by the winner or even translation of all materials including rules into specific local languages.

Below is a list of what countries currently allow a game of chance (sweepstakes) or game of skill (contest). Should you be interested in learning more about running an international program or have a specific country in mind, give us a shout.


Country

Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Lativa
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
United States

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