Policy 1.3.12: Contests and Games of Chance

Effective: June 20, 2006
Responsability: Vice-President Technology, and Chief Regulatory Officer

Policy

Advertisements promoting contests and games of chance such as casinos, lotteries, etc., must comply with the applicable provisions of the Criminal Code, the Competition Act and any other applicable legislation.

The CBC/Radio-Canada accepts such advertisements on its services only if the following requirements are satisfied:

Contests

Only contests that provide for free entry or require a test of skill may be advertised.

Lotteries

Proof of a lottery licence or an authorization from an appropriate authority must accompany the submission. Lotteries may only be advertised in the provinces or territories where they are licensed unless there is an appropriate agreement with another province or territory permitting advertising in that jurisdiction.

Games of chance associated with casinos and other similar activities

Advertisements for games of chance associated with casinos, and other similar activities can only be shown in the provincial or territorial jurisdiction where they have been licensed to operate unless there is an appropriate agreement with another province or territory permitting advertising in that jurisdiction. Outside its area of licence, only the non-gaming aspects of the establishment (restaurants, entertainment, etc.) can be advertised on CBC/Radio-Canada services.

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