California Business and Professions Code Section 17539.3
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17539.3. (a) Sections 17539.1 and 17539.2 do not apply to a game
conducted to promote the sale of an employer's product or service by
his or her employees, when those employees are the sole eligible
(b) As used in Sections 17539.1 and 17539.2, "person" includes a
firm, corporation, or association, but does not include any
charitable trust, corporation, or other organization exempted from
taxation under Section 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation Code or
Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(c) Nothing in Sections 17539 to 17539.2, inclusive, shall be
construed to permit any contest or any series of contests or any act
or omission in connection therewith that is prohibited by any other
provision of law.
(d) Nothing in Section 17539.1 or 17539.2 shall be construed to
hold any newspaper publisher or radio or television broadcaster
liable for publishing or broadcasting any advertisement relating to a
contest, unless that publisher or broadcaster is the person
conducting or holding that contest.
(e) As used in Sections 17539 to 17539.2, inclusive, "contest"
includes any game, contest, puzzle, scheme, or plan that holds out or
offers to prospective participants the opportunity to receive or
compete for gifts, prizes, or gratuities as determined by skill or
any combination of chance and skill and that is, or in whole or in
part may be, conditioned upon the payment of consideration.
(f) Sections 17539 to 17539.2, inclusive, do not apply to the
mailing or otherwise sending of an application for admission, or a
notification or token evidencing the right of admission, to a
contest, performance, sporting event, or tournament of skill, speed,
power, or endurance between, or the operation of the contest,
performance, sporting event, or tournament by, participants
physically present at that contest, performance, sporting event, or
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