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Actually a lot of contests have this for Canadian winners. Supposedly they're not allowed to win by pure luck, it has to involve a skills test for "fairness" or something. It's weird but not the first time I've seen this clause on something.


And because of their laws, most country-wide contests in Canada are not open to residents of Quebec, our primarily-French-speaking province.


"The combined effect of Sections 197 to 206 of the Canadian Criminal Code bans for-profit gaming or betting, with exceptions made for provincial lotteries, licensed casinos, and charity events."

"Many stores, radio stations, and other groups still wish to hold contests to encourage more purchases or increase consumer interest. These organizations take advantage of the fact that the law does allow prizes to be given for games of skill, or mixed games of skill and chance. In order to make the chance-based contests legal, such games generally consist of a mathematical Skill Testing Question."


Also it's worth noting that under Canadian law you don't necessarily have to get the answer correct, all you have to do is give AN answer.

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