Chase the Ace

Could you be playing with no chance of winning?

When a friend of a friend sets up a Chase the Ace on social media to help pay their bills or cover the cost of a vacation, you might play because it’s fun. You also feel good because you’re helping out someone, while you think you have a chance to win. What’s a game among friends?

You and your friends probably don’t realize that it’s illegal for an individual to fundraise through a Chase the Ace on social media. These games are not regulated or licensed. In other words, no one is making sure the game is fair or that all players have a chance to win. The game could even be rigged for a certain person to win.

Only charitable and religious organizations licensed by the LGA can operate Chase the Ace legally in Manitoba. Licensed events undergo a stringent licensing process and are monitored for cheating and fraud. Even though it’s with good intentions, raising money for a friend’s child to attend a dance or sports camp through an online Chase the Ace is not eligible for licensing.

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