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Poker Problems: a follow-up

From the looks of things after discussing it with Jim and Liz the problem looks less of a problem of gambling, but more of a problem of licensing.

There is a list of things you are not allowed to do without a license if there is money involved. The problem is the grey area of whether the entry fee for the con and for the game is counted to mean that there is money involved.

No, none of the participants get any of the money, but that's beside the point. The entry fee could still count, and that's the grey area, an area that won't be properly classified until there is a court case most likely and we'd rather Conquest wasn't the first court case.

There exists the possibility that it might be all properly legal if we drop all prizes from the event in total, including both trophies and certificates. Jim and Liz are currently talking to people from the relevant department at the moment, and they'll let us know once they know.

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pastryproducts
Jan. 15th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)
Could you get around it by awarding a "Best Roleplayer" who just happens to have the most chips, or is it the fact that there are trophies at all?
halloranelder
Jan. 15th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Any prize, it doesn't matter what it's for, is the problem.
travisjhall
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)

So, where's this list?

halloranelder
Jan. 16th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
In the head of the people of the department in question it seems. I got an email from Jim this morning saying that the committee has no problem with the games running, so that's sorted for the moment.
travisjhall
Jan. 16th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)

It just occurred to me that if there was a problem which would be solved by not giving out prizes (including certificates), that same problem would equally be solved by giving everyone a certificate. Then, it's a simple purchase.

But it sounds like they might have gotten it sorted out anyway.

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