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Sweepstakes webinar now available online

December 21, 2012

If you missed our October 2012 webinar on sweepstakes law, the entire presentation is now available to live stream. This one-hour session, "Sweepstakes, The Essentials: What You Need to Know,” provides a great overview of the legal issues surrounding sweepstakes, contests, and other type of promotions.

To access the webinar recording, click the image at right. The recording will automatically begin playing. 

I hosted the session and provided answers to the following questions:

  • How do I make sure that my sweepstakes is not illegal gambling?
  • Do I need to register it in any states?
  • What is the difference between a sweepstakes and a contest?
  • What needs to be included in official rules?
  • What are the pitfalls that must be avoided?

We also touched on the federal regulations affecting sweepstakes, contests, and promotions, including Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which is in the news this week following the Federal Trade Commission’s latest amendments to COPPA. Stay tuned to the Sweepstakes Law Blog for an upcoming post on what businesses need to know about the rule amendments.

Please note: If you are viewing this webinar for CLE, please check with your CLE accrediting jurisdictions in advance to determine whether it qualifies for CLE credit.

This post was written by retired Thompson Coburn partner Dale Joerling. If you have any questions about the topics discussed in this post, please contact Thompson Coburn partner Hap Burke.