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Facebook Draws / Competitions
« on: January 28, 2023, 09:49:37 AM »
These seem as common as muck now, prizes seem unreal for the price of the ticket.  A bit dubious hence have not put my hand in pocket yet so to speak, has anyone any experience of these?

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Re: Facebook Draws / Competitions
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2023, 10:09:52 AM »
One of the organisers bought a family members house a few years back to offer as the prize. They were happy to allow a long time to complete but then pulled out when their previous competition for a house in Spain didnít do as well as expected.

We did a lot of research into them mind and the company and prizes were legit. Itís real risk and reward for them mind. If they hit sales projections thereís a lot of profit there but unlike the lottery the prize is fixed so if they donít they can lose big too.  Iím sure there are plenty of scammers out there too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2023, 10:38:32 AM »
Know a boy won a 30k car couple years back. May have took the ££ in the end.

Hope i dont derail thread but what about yer woman on the Cash Call yesterday, said 30k so missed out on 50k as a result.....what a kick in the dick....

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2023, 11:20:04 AM »
Know a boy won a 30k car couple years back. May have took the ££ in the end.

Hope i dont derail thread but what about yer woman on the Cash Call yesterday, said 30k so missed out on 50k as a result.....what a kick in the dick....
Stupid f**ker! I get the weekly reminder off herself, enter the cash call! Not that I need reminding, and not that Iím going to win as I donít live in Bangor, Newtownabbey, Lisburn or east BelfastÖ

As for the competitions, the market is starting to get saturated I think. I used to enter now and again but havenít bothered. Theyíre legit alright, I know people who have won from them. The competition for cars seem to fly out and I with relatively little risk involved they seem to be the real money spinners.

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2023, 11:53:43 AM »
Know a boy won a 30k car couple years back. May have took the ££ in the end.

Hope i dont derail thread but what about yer woman on the Cash Call yesterday, said 30k so missed out on 50k as a result.....what a kick in the dick....
Stupid f**ker! I get the weekly reminder off herself, enter the cash call! Not that I need reminding, and not that Iím going to win as I donít live in Bangor, Newtownabbey, Lisburn or east BelfastÖ

As for the competitions, the market is starting to get saturated I think. I used to enter now and again but havenít bothered. Theyíre legit alright, I know people who have won from them. The competition for cars seem to fly out and I with relatively little risk involved they seem to be the real money spinners.

Old neighbour of mine won a huge amount in it. Rural Tyrone.


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Re: Facebook Draws / Competitions
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2023, 12:57:26 PM »
Know a boy won a 30k car couple years back. May have took the ££ in the end.

Hope i dont derail thread but what about yer woman on the Cash Call yesterday, said 30k so missed out on 50k as a result.....what a kick in the dick....
Stupid f**ker! I get the weekly reminder off herself, enter the cash call! Not that I need reminding, and not that Iím going to win as I donít live in Bangor, Newtownabbey, Lisburn or east BelfastÖ

As for the competitions, the market is starting to get saturated I think. I used to enter now and again but havenít bothered. Theyíre legit alright, I know people who have won from them. The competition for cars seem to fly out and I with relatively little risk involved they seem to be the real money spinners.

Know the girl from Loughgiel direction who won 70k ish the xmas before last but aye in general the city area does well lol

Aye silly girl but hard not to feel sorry for her either that sorta mistake could put ye over the edge...

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Re: Facebook Draws / Competitions
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2023, 02:38:03 PM »
Aidan Forker the Armagh player won £30k on it a year or two ago.

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2023, 09:55:46 AM »
These seem as common as muck now, prizes seem unreal for the price of the ticket.  A bit dubious hence have not put my hand in pocket yet so to speak, has anyone any experience of these?

I can tell you those car ones are real anyway, McKinley or whatever they are called. I know a fella won a car in them. Interesting model. The raffle a ridiculously have spec car, some young lad wins it. They cant afford the insurance. Company will ring him then and offer to buy it back at a much reduced price. Thats what happened to the lad I know anyway.

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2023, 10:11:41 AM »

We did a lot of research into them mind and the company and prizes were legit.
Weíve had a few legal opinions on a GAA-run one that suggest that they arenít strictly legal in NI, that new legislation was waiting or something, but not yet passed. It was probably 3 years ago at this stage that we looked into it.

Does your research suggest they are ok then?

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2023, 10:33:51 AM »
R Kings and McKinney Comps are probably two of the most popular and they are both legit.  However, noticed recently for alot of the car draws that tickets are like 99p and open to like 50 or 60,000 entrants....them odds are terrible.

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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2023, 11:16:26 AM »

We did a lot of research into them mind and the company and prizes were legit.
Weíve had a few legal opinions on a GAA-run one that suggest that they arenít strictly legal in NI, that new legislation was waiting or something, but not yet passed. It was probably 3 years ago at this stage that we looked into it.

Does your research suggest they are ok then?

Thatís kind of what I was hinting at.  They certainly arenít legal under current NI legislation.  For example they have discounts for buying more tickets.  Thatís not allowed.  It becomes a bit murkier though when they are run off shore.  When I say they are legit I mean they do own and have the prizes they are advertising available and the winners do get their winnings.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2023, 11:36:54 AM »
Was waiting on Big Logie phoniome last week for the motor home, first and last time entering lol
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2023, 05:56:14 PM »

We did a lot of research into them mind and the company and prizes were legit.
Weíve had a few legal opinions on a GAA-run one that suggest that they arenít strictly legal in NI, that new legislation was waiting or something, but not yet passed. It was probably 3 years ago at this stage that we looked into it.

Does your research suggest they are ok then?

Thatís kind of what I was hinting at.  They certainly arenít legal under current NI legislation.  For example they have discounts for buying more tickets.  Thatís not allowed.  It becomes a bit murkier though when they are run off shore.  When I say they are legit I mean they do own and have the prizes they are advertising available and the winners do get their winnings.
Is that illegal? That's near common practice for draws. 1 for a pound, 5 for 2 pound etc.

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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2023, 02:03:12 PM »

We did a lot of research into them mind and the company and prizes were legit.
Weíve had a few legal opinions on a GAA-run one that suggest that they arenít strictly legal in NI, that new legislation was waiting or something, but not yet passed. It was probably 3 years ago at this stage that we looked into it.

Does your research suggest they are ok then?

Thatís kind of what I was hinting at.  They certainly arenít legal under current NI legislation.  For example they have discounts for buying more tickets.  Thatís not allowed.  It becomes a bit murkier though when they are run off shore.  When I say they are legit I mean they do own and have the prizes they are advertising available and the winners do get their winnings.
Is that illegal? That's near common practice for draws. 1 for a pound, 5 for 2 pound etc.

Totally legal and above board. R Kings and McKinney's are big business.

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Re: Facebook Draws / Competitions
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2023, 02:08:02 PM »

We did a lot of research into them mind and the company and prizes were legit.
Weíve had a few legal opinions on a GAA-run one that suggest that they arenít strictly legal in NI, that new legislation was waiting or something, but not yet passed. It was probably 3 years ago at this stage that we looked into it.

Does your research suggest they are ok then?

Thatís kind of what I was hinting at.  They certainly arenít legal under current NI legislation.  For example they have discounts for buying more tickets.  Thatís not allowed.  It becomes a bit murkier though when they are run off shore.  When I say they are legit I mean they do own and have the prizes they are advertising available and the winners do get their winnings.
Is that illegal? That's near common practice for draws. 1 for a pound, 5 for 2 pound etc.

Totally legal and above board. R Kings and McKinney's are big business.

These draws only became legal in NI last Spring with change to the betting laws. Before that completely illegal but there was no appetite to challenge them with changes incoming.