Win a Home Closes & Win a Pub Opens in Wales

Posted on: March 7th, 2009 by Jason 6 Comments

According to This is South Wales another Win a House competition has fallen foul of the “skill element” issue that has dogged these kind of competitions. Sharon Craig was raffling her home for £10 a ticket, but the competition has now been withdrawn. According to the report “6700 people entered the contest”, which compared to other current promotions in our win a house watch makes it quite successful.

The website at Win This Home now informs visitors that “the gambling commission that they view this competition as a lottery and as a result of this I have been asked to withdraw the win this home competition”.

Hoping to do slightly better than Sharon are the owners of The Plash Inn in West Carmarthenshire who are raffling their boozer at Win a Pub in Wales. They’re running a “pub quiz with a difference”, tickets cost £20 each and there are 30,000 of them on sale.

Win a Pub in Wales

The competition has yet to launch, but you can register your interest and they’ll inform you when it kicks off later this month. To avoid falling foul of The Gambling Commission to enter the competition you must answer four pub-themed questions online and fill in a tie-breaker on why you would be the right person to run it.

The Plash Inn have good reasons for wanting to sell (Wales Online) and they hope to pass on 5% of the proceeds to The Down’s Syndrome Association and the British Heart Foundation.

Can a pub succeed where so many homes and flats have failed? Keep an eye on win a house watch as we keep an eye on those win a house competitions!

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  • julie-j

    We have a local one that launched this week as well. You can win a bar/restaurant business for £25

  • SBrunette

    Hope this welsh competition takes off, i will be putting in a few entries!

  • dynamicdragon75

    Oh me too SBrunette… would make a great base for Loquat Gatherings’ –

  • Ennill1

    Do you really want to win this?? They can’t sell the place, therefore, it’s not a viable business….do you have the spare cash to pay the rates etc etc

    Pubs are closing at the rate of xxxx a week – erm, stay clear I think!

  • SBrunette

    Yes i really want to win this. One big welsh loquat party!! Just because they can’t get what they want for it doesn’t mean it won’t sell for a slightly reduced price. Though if i won it i doubt i would want to sell it. Love the fact it has a holiday cottage too. Ah it’s nice to dream 🙂

  • stixanstones

    good luck to them…. I will buy a ticket when they get their system updated a pub business for £20 sounds good to me. and as for the people who say they dont know the real value of any property at the moment the way the market is… well ???