Win A Car Raffles - Skill Competitions
In recent years we've seen an increase in the number of raffle sites. Although they call themselves raffles this is actually a misnomer as they are actually pay to enter competitions. Entrants have to purchase tickets for the chance to win cars, holidays and other lifestyle items. Unlike a free prize draw, which can attract unlimited entries, raffles restrict the number of entries. Additionally, to avoid falling foul of The UK Gambling Commission, these competitions either must have an element of skill such as spot the ball or have a free entry option.
But are these competitions safe and should you consider entering them? Can you enter them for free? Following on from our win a house listings we've decided to apply the same approach to raffle sites. We'll be looking at the sites that are available, the prizes you can win, the entry process and most importantly whether you can trust them. Do they have winners? How long have they be running? Are there any issues we feel need to be raised? We also welcome your comments on any of the sites featured below.
7 Featured Raffle Sites - Skill Competitions
Dream Cars, Cash, Holidays, Watches
Cars, Lifestyle Prizes, Cash, Holidays
Cash, Lifestyle Prizes
Cars, Cash, Lifestyle Prizes
Variety Of Prizes
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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