THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.372a “Game promotion” defined; force or coercion to purchase, presumption; predetermining identity of one entitled to prize; disclosing description, amount, number of prizes; penalty, misdemeanor.
(a) For purposes of this section, the term game promotion shall mean any game or contest in which the elements of chance and prize are present but in which the element of consideration is not present.
(b) No person shall force or coerce his lessee, agent or franchise dealer to purchase game promotions. For the purposes of this subsection, coercion or force may be presumed in those circumstances in which a course of business conduct extending over a period of 1 year or longer between a lessor and lessee or a principal and agent or an owner and franchise dealer is materially changed coincident with a failure or refusal of a lessee, agent or franchise dealer to purchase game promotions.
(c) No person who shall conduct a game promotion within this state shall, in connection with such promotion, predetermine the identity of any individual entitled to receive a prize in such game promotion.
(d) Any person who shall conduct a game promotion within this state shall disclose to participants as to such game promotion, on a prominent poster in case such game promotion is conducted by a retail outlet, or on any card, game piece, entry blank or any other paraphernalia required for participation in a game promotion in case such game promotion is not conducted in a retail outlet, the geographic area or number of outlets in which the game promotion is proposed to be conducted, an accurate description of each type of prize to be made available, the minimum number and minimum amount of cash prizes to be made available and the minimum number of each other type of prize to be made available.
(e) Any person guilty of a violation of this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
History: Add. 1968, Act 348, Eff. Nov. 15, 1968
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