2. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the Contest, you must be: (1) above the age of majority in the
country, state, province or jurisdiction of residence (or at least twenty years old in Taiwan) at the time of
entry; (2) not a resident of Italy, Brazil, Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, or Sudan; (3) not a person
or entity under U.S. export controls or sanctions; and (4) have access to the Internet as of July 22, 2014
I wonder why Italy, Brazil, and Quebec are included. The other countries are under special sanctions regimes already but I can't think of a good reason to exclude these three or why the contest would be considered illegal there.
All contests in Quebec have to go through Loto-Quebec. They are a public organisation overlooking all that is related to lottery like casinos, raffles, scratch cards, bingo and all that. They must check every contest and that is a lot of work. They ask for 5% of the main prize in a contest, even if it is an international event in which quebecers have a slim chance to win. This policy was not a problem before the internet.
What's the consequence if a Quebecer participates in/wins a non-approved overseas contest? Clearly Loto-Quebec can't actually do anything to the contest runner; would they bring charges against the contestant, confiscate the prize money, what?
That doesn't answer my question. A non-Canadian contest runner how no legal reason to ban Quebecers, correct? Obviously it's not good practice to let people into your contest if their government forbids it, but some contest runners might lack integrity and others might lack the legal knowledge/experience to even be aware of the problem, so it's certainly possible for someone to at least attempt payout to a Quebecer. What happens then?