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Guessing game notice

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The guessing games are a form of non-money lottery in which the chance of winning is based on a guess concerning the subject of the game. Prizes can be goods or gift cards or vouchers that can be exchanged for goods or services. The cards or vouchers must not be exchangeable for money.

The subject of a guessing game must be a phenomenon or a state of affairs that can be defined precisely and wit ...

Do the following

You can submit a written notification of the organisation of a guessing game using the printable form available on the police website. The notification can also be submitted to a police station or a police service point. The police website also contains forms for the guessing game accounts and the determination record.

For more information on organising a guessing game and submitting a notification, visit the police website.

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To whom and on what terms

The organisation of the guessing game requires a written notification. The notification must be submitted no later than 5 days before the game starts. The permit authority may prohibit the implementation of the guessing game if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the provisions and regulations concerning guessing games are violated in the implementation.

Guessing games can be organised by organisations and foundations for non-profit purposes. For example, companies or individuals engaged in business activities cannot organise guessing games. The proceeds of the guessing game must be used for non-profit activities.

Winnings cannot be distributed to all participants in a guessing game; instead, the winnings must be based on the guesses made.

The subjects of a guessing game may not include sports contests or other competitions or the outcome of a draw. The correct answer in a guessing game cannot be known to anyone while the tickets are sold.

You must draw up rules for guessing games, specifying how the winner or winners will be decided. The winner is usually the person who guesses correctly. The rules must specify how the winner will be determined if more than one person guesses correctly. For example, all those who have guessed correctly may be entered into a draw


The written notice of the organisation of a guessing game must be submitted no later than 5 days before the game starts.

Period of validity

The implementation period of a guessing game may not exceed six months.

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Text edited by: Poliisi
Updated: 27/3/2024