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BY DI READERS | AUGUST 05, 2014 5:00 AM

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Re: UI suspends football-ticket incentive program

My initial reaction wasn’t even where I think the UI has a problem. I believe in most states this wouldn’t be considered gambling.

However, as a contest, I do believe you can’t limit participation to purchasers only. As in the many drawings where the disclaimer is: Purchase does not increase the odds of winning.

I believe they also must do what other businesses do and put in a mail for entry address (usually way far away) to allow but also discourage entrants without purchase from sending for such entry forms and entering.

Hopefully, they can avoid this classifying this as a true gambling use and not simply a contest.

We try to use contests and raffles and drawings many time to draw interest or raise money, and the LAWS often work against any such logical use for legitimate reasons.


Re: Scheduling classes and the numbers game

“It’s just an assumption, but I prefer that theory to the truly malicious idea of higher-education institutions making a concerted effort to keep students longer all for the sake of increasing profits.”

It is not an assumption. It is a reality.

Osvaldo Francisco Díaz-Duque

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