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sweepstake

(esp US), sweepstakes
1. 
a. a lottery in which the stakes of the participants constitute the prize
b. the prize itself
2. any event involving a lottery, esp a horse race in which the prize is the competitors' stakes
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James Corlett, a commercial solicitor with law firm Kirwans, told the Daily Post sweepstakes that contain an element of charitable giving automatically fall foul of the Gambling Act 2005.
Head of partners at NECC Pat Chambers was pleased of the support given to the sweepstake by the partners and our wider membership.
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