THE GOLD FUSION COMPLIANCE THEORY!

Compliance is a tricky thing for several reasons. Software and hardware both have limitations. Combine that with the propensity in the industry to operate with used and outdated equipment, as well as trying to accommodate the individual needs of THIS store owner verse THAT store owner creates a swampy morass that programmers and developers try to find a path through.


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In addition, trying to navigate through some of the rules, laws, ordinances, and statutes… it’s enough to make you pull your hair out!


Talk to a dozen different Sweepstakes providers about compliance and you will probably get two dozen different answers!


Why are the laws so difficult to comply with? Well, look who writes them…


Surely you have heard of those silly laws that are still on the books somewhere, like “Don’t wear a fake moustache to church in Alabama” , Don’t cuss in a crowd, in Mississippi… Don’t sing off-key in N.C. (Yes it really is a law!)…. Don’t eat dead frogs in California.

If you want a good laugh, check out this list of seriously stupid laws, click here.


And, by the way, while Midget tossing is totally illegal in Florida, if you really feel the need to chunk a short person, just head up north to Illinois, where midget tossing is illegal in bars, but is perfectly legal in other parts of the city… if you have a permit!

While you’re traveling, don’t expect to get pretzels with your beer when in North Dakota, and if you go just a little south, don’t you dare take a nap while visiting a cheese factory in South Dakota!


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Just one more for the road warriors out there…when visiting Ohio, whatever you do, don’t fish for whales on a Sunday!


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Now, you may ask yourself, “What’s the point?” or “What has any of this got to do with Sweepstakes and or Free Promotional Games?”

Well, the same scholarly geniuses who come up with these laws, (some much more recent than you may think!) ALSO write laws that affect how private businesses can promote the sale of their products or services, which directly impacts Sweepstakes systems and Free Promotional Game systems!

With over 3000 counties, parishes and boroughs and +20,000 cities across these great fruited plains, the opportunity for some elected official or bureaucrat to make up some illogical, ridiculous rule, statute or ordinance is boundless!

So, being a custom software development company, Gold Fusion has, over time, developed many different tools, modes and features to help you navigate the rocky river of COMPLIANCE!

With our primary compliance feature being true NO CHANCE SOFTWARE, Gold Fusion can help your legal counsel design a system to meet almost any jurisdictions requirements!

Contact Us today to find out more about compliance and how Gold Fusion can help.


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While we are discussing Compliance….

Here’s some stuff others have shared with us that they are using to help ward off the dreaded “Rush to Judgement” or the “Duck Test” that often occurs in the Sweepstakes and Free Promotional Game Industry.


These items are offered for informational purposes only. Do not use these items or any spinoff of them without consulting competent legal counsel who is familiar with both the laws of your location and the nature of this industry and your particular business plan.

9 Strong Points of Compliance...

We received the PDF below from an associate. Their legal counsel had assisted them in compiling a list of 9 reasons why the Gold Fusion Promotional Game software suite should be considered compliant in the area they operate in. The author is unknown and we take no responsibility for the content. We included it because it might be useful as a starting point for a conversation.


One way to look at this 9-point list is that it shows that the "DUCK TEST" can often be unreliable.


How something looks is not always the best way to judge its content! Books and covers ring any bells?


We can attest that the functions of the software are accurately described, but we cannot say that these functions automatically make the system legal for any and all areas!


Download PDF HERE
Use at your own risk!


For more information on what makes us different from the competition as well as different from gambling or slot machines, contact us today!

Why it's not Illegal...

We received the PDF below from an associate. Their legal counsel had assisted them in compiling short document that shows why the Gold Fusion Promotional Game software suite should be carefully examined before any decision is made as to its legality.


Free Entry, and No Chance are the primary focus of this document. The source used this as a poster and filled in the blanks with current info on pricing etc.


The author is unknown and we take no responsibility for the content. We included it because it might be useful as a starting point for a conversation.


We can attest that the functions of the software are accurately described, but we cannot say that these functions automatically make the system legal for any and all areas!


Download PDF HERE
Use at your own risk!


For more information on what makes us different from the competition as well as different from gambling or slot machines, contact us today!

GAMBLING VS PROMOTIONAL GAMES

Many people still do not understand the basic differences between sweepstakes software games or free promotional games operation and gambling!


We received the PDF below from an associate. Someone had put together this montage of comparisons and so we thought we would share it here. We have no idea who the original author was and take no responsibility for the content.


The summary of this comparison is that a true sweepstakes or a free promotional game operation promotes the sale of a product or service, allows free entry, and has a fixed pool of prizes, while true gambling has none of those!


Download PDF HERE
Use at your own risk!


For more information on what makes us different from the competition as well as different from gambling or slot machines, contact us today!