Raffle & Skill Sites That Have Closed
With so many raffle sites emerging in this market it's perhaps not a surprise that not all of them will be successful. Below are sites that we know have either completely closed their doors or during our checks didn't seem to be running competitions. Unfortunately if a site suddenly closed, as Watchlotto did in October 2020, then you're most likely lost your money. Sites which still look like but are no longer running competitions tend to do so after completing a round.
4 Featured Raffle Sites - Closed
Win Cars, Cash
As of October 2020 Ourcomps seems to have closed down. It's website is reporting a 403 Forbidden error and all social media channels have been removed. We have no further details as to the situation with the company at this time.
Win Cars, Jewellery, Cash, Tech
Prize Online describe themselves as a UK based luxury competition website that gives you the chance to win cash, holidays and tax free cash. From as little as £1.99 you can enter their raffles but there is a no purchase necessary free to enter option too.
Win Luxury Watches
In October 2020 Watchlotto just closed their doors without any warning. Their website was taken down and all social media channels removed. We don't have any further details.
Win Motorbikes, Cash
This site offers opportunities to win cars, motorbikes, helmets, tech, cash and much more. Ticket prices range from £4.99 to £9.99 (sometimes more). Answer a question to take part. Winners are announced via a live draw.
Are These Competitions Gambling?
In our view these kind of competitions fall in a grey area between gambling and competitions. To enter a raffle you usually have to complete some element of skill. This ranges from answering a multiple choice question through to spot the ball. If you're spending money on a raffle with a limited number of tickets then essentially you are gambling that cash on you winning at fixed odds. However skill competitions or raffles like those above, as well as win a house competitions, are not overseen by The UK Gambling Commission. Note that we have included a begambleaware.org notice on each listing as these competitions can become addictive and expensive. Please play responsibly.
Are They A Con?
On the surface some raffle competitions seem great. However it is important to look under the surface. Not every prize is brand new! Some sites offer second hand cars and watches as luxury prizes. Closing dates can also be misleading. For example you might purchase a ticket for a competition that ends this month. However the terms may state that the raffle will extend it's closing date for a number of times. Prizes are not always guaranteed either. If insufficient tickets are not sold then a cash prize is usually awarded.
Can I Enter For Free?
In some cases you can get free entries. What we do see is that a lot of the sites will run competitions, sometimes on social media, offering credit as a prize. Our advice is if you're not sure about these kind of competitions then leave them alone. If you are interested then select a well known and established brand.
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