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Charity Gambling in European Union

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In general, a “non-profit game”, or charity gambling means a game organized by a non-profit organization, the net proceeds of which are intended for a religious, sports, philanthropic, cultural, educational, social or other civic purposes (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (Great Britain)). In Cyprus, an activity qualifies as charitable if it is intended to finance the erection of a church, mosque, or public hospital, or is considered by the Minister of Finance to be charitable. In Portugal, charity gambling arrangements, mostly in the form of lotteries, are defined as temporary games.

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