How can this be legal? It looks just like gambling,
Gambling has to be defined legally before we can understand what sets a sweepstakes contest apart.
Gamblings definition must include the three following elements:
There are two similarities between gambling and sweepstakes contests. Both have prizes, and both have the element of chance. When you play a scratch-off game from you grocery store, and when you pull the lever on the slot machine at the casino, there is a chance to win in a prize in both ways. The difference is that there is no consideration on the scratch-off game from the grocery store. Consideration means that you have to pay directly to enter the game. While the casino is very straightforward about paying to play, the scratch off game is a benefit of choosing to shop at that store. There is a free entry into the game for shopping at the store.
This is exactly how sweepstakes gaming works. Customers don't purchase entries into the "game" or "sweepstakes;" instead they purchase time on the computer, or in some cases long-distance phone time. When the customers purchase this product, they are provided free entries into the sweepstakes game. And instead of scratching off the tickets to see if they won free groceries at the store, they are playing on the sweepstakes machines to reveal if they have won or not. In short, the sweepstakes machines are just like the scratch-off contest from the greocery store, and the internet or phone time is like the groceries. This makes sweepstakes legal.
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How much will it cost me?
The total cost to open a sweepstakes cafe or parlor depends on many different things. The capital to open the business with just two machines will vary greatly from the individual or business owner operating dozens. But the main variable and cost driver is how many machines you choose to have in your location. You also have to figure in rent or lease as well as construction costs and which games you want installed.
Costs can run from a few thousand dollars to a few hundred thousand. It all depends on the scope and size of your business. At Sweepstakes University we are very scalable in our approach, so no matter what size your business you should give us a call and we can guide you through the process.
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I've read all the articles about the authorities trying to shut down the industry. Is this going to happen?
People will always be hesitant to jump in to a business that has the potential to generate so much revenue because there is risk involved. Naysayers will always point out of the negatives over the positives, and try to guarantee that you're going to fail. The answer is that people have been trying to shut down the industry for years, and it's still a wide-open opportunity. People that started years ago are relishing the rewards of hard work and taking the leap to make a viable business plan come alive.
If you start your businees with the right games and the right partner, your're over half way home to a very lucrative future. Like in any business venture there is risk, and anyone that tries to tell you that opening any business is not risky is not telling you the truth. Despite legal battles across a handful of states, these businesses are still growing strong. Independent business people all over the country who accept that business ventures have a certain amount of risk are becoming very wealthy and successful. Why wouldn't you want to be part of this success?
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Which is the best sweepstakes software?
This is a very popular question, and the answer is that there is no short answer. There are many different types of games, and different manufacturers specialize in different types of games. It all depends on your customer base and what they would like to use. The best way to determine the best software fit is to contact Sweepstakes University directly so that we can walk you through the process of software selection. Asking what's the best sweepstakes software is like asking what's the best cell phone on the market. We can say that the iPhone is the best, but in fact what you may need is a rugged phone with a walkie-talkie option and no internet connectivity. We need to understand more about your end application before we can help you select the right software for your business.
Some of the criteria for selecting the type of software include:
1. What games are popular in your area or with your audience?
2. How large is your location?
3. How much do you plan to spend on your business?
4. How many sweepstakes machines will you need?
The long and short of it is that there is no single software application that is the best for every application. So how do you move forward with selecting the best software for your business? The answer is you give us a call at Sweepstakes University so that we can guide you through the process, working through any obstacles or challenges along the way. We are driven to make you successful, because your success is our success in the business. You need an expert in the field to guide you through the challenges and potential pitfalls along the path of selecting the right software. That's why we're here - to educate and bring our customers up to speed so that they can make the most informed decisions about setting up their businesses.
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How is Sweepstakes University different from other companies out there selling software
Sweepstakes University is an organization dedicated to making sure that its customers are the best informed about setting up their business, from groundbreaking to software updates. The sweepstakes industry is fast growing industry, and as such there are a lot of competing software companies, providers, and others working to sell you their products and services. People will say anything to win your business, and after the sale you won't understand what you've bought or how to use it.
What sets Sweepstakes University apart from the competition is our interest in making sure that you take all the right steps to create a thriving sweepstakes cafe or business. All along the way we guide you through the process, helping you understand what your costs will be, and helping you learn to operate the equipment. We'll consult with you to understand your market and make sure that the business choices you make are reflective of the market realities in your particular situation. Building a successful customer with successful business means continuing revenues for us when you grow your business. The more you grow, the more we grow. And the more we teach you about the industry the more likely you are to be successful in your venture.
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How will Sweepstakes University charge me for this service they provide?
What Sweepstakes University charges for services depends totally on the services or goods you're purchasing. You may already have your computer hardware installed, and only need software installed and set up. In that case you would not be charged for any hardware because you already have your own. However, there may be a software installation and set up charge. It all depends on what you're looking to have done. Some businesses are looking for turnkey solutions - hardware, software, and physical installation. In this case the cost would be greater than a simple software install, because we are providing a greater service. If you are curious about the cost of setting up your sweepstakes cafe or business, give Sweepstakes University a call and we'll be able to consult with you in greater detail regarding our packages.
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