Contests, Giveaway and Sweepstakes Laws in Austria

Promotions and sweepstakes in Austria: rules

In Austria you have to organize giveaways and sweepstakes in compliance with the Gambling Act, the Consumer Protection Act and the Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG).
Firstly, in compliance with UWG it is allowed to run games of chance linked to purchase without obtaining any licences. Furthermore you must keep in mind that you can’t increase the price of the product.

Our company offers the assistance required to run Prize Promotions in Austria. Our team is specialised in international promotions. Additionally we constantly collaborate with experienced and qualified local legal representatives.

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Do you aim to promote your services or products in Austria?
Take advantage of our assistance concerning:

  •  Prize promotions
  •  Gift With Purchase Promotions
  •  Trade incentives
  •  Loyalty programs

Some of our services:

  • A preliminary feasibility study
  • Consultancy on the promotional mechanics in compliance with the specific regulations of the country
  • Dealing with the paperwork in compliance accordingly to regulations
  • Checking the communication material according to the provisions of the law
  • Tax consultancy concerning the prize events
  • Consultancy on Privacy

Promosfera can help you organise and run prize contests and international giveaways in several countries!
We organized promotions in over 70 countries around the world.
We surely provide legal assistance, know-how and terms and conditions which comply with local laws and regulations.

Organizing a prize promotion in Austria: Did you know that…
In Austria you can’t organize chain and pyramid games! Any prize promotions with such mechanics are subject to fines. You certainly want to avoid that!