Mexico Sweepstakes Basics
Are you thinking of running a sweepstakes in Mexico? If the answer is yes, then you should note that the Mexico sweepstakes laws and regulations regarding promotions (e.g., games of chance and/or contests of skill) differ from US law and other countries.
Is it permissible to run a game of chance in Mexico?
Yes, as long as the sweepstakes and/or instant win games meet certain requirements. Contact us so we can review your promotional plan involving Mexico and ascertain if it meets the requirements set forth by Mexican Laws.
Is it permissible to run a skill-based contest?
Are there any local requirements for registration and/or authorization for running a game of chance or Contests in Mexico?
Yes, you must obtain authorization from the proper authorities prior to launching your game of chance or your contest. Build in your timeline at least two to three weeks to receive permission. Also note that fees to obtain this authorization may be incurred.
Are there any requirements for translation to native language?
Yes, the rules, abbreviated disclaimers, marketing materials and website (if online) must be in Spanish. We can help with translations if you do not have translation services available.
Are there any prize restrictions?
No, but keep in mind that prizes that are delivered to the winners must include taxes, fees and delivery costs.
We hope that you found this basic information for running a Mexico sweepstakes helpful. To learn more about running a sweepstakes in Mexico or another country please contact us.
This post was written by Account Supervisor, Cheryl Thornton.
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