The Régie

Not a day goes by that we do not discuss the Régie and Quebec’s unique contest requirements. The topic of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, as they are formally known, is long overdue in this blog.

The Régie is not a unsolvable mystery. And fear of the Régie is no reason not to conduct a contest in the province of Quebec. Their requirements are fairly straightforward and satisfying them is not that difficult. While it shouldn’t be taken lightly, dealing with the Régie is not that daunting of a task. Certainly, familiarity with the Régie’s requirements helps and that’s where an experienced contest parnter can help.

We’ll discuss the ins-and-outs of the Régie in upcoming posts, but for now, we’ll leave you with this tip direct from the Régie’s site:

These Rules do not apply to publicity contests where the total value of the prizes offered does not exceed 2 000 $, with the exception of sections 5 and 6 that apply to all publicity contests in which the total value of the prizes exceeds 100 $.

In other words, you do not have to register a contest with the Régie if the contest’s total prize value is less than $2,000.00 CAD.


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