Tool & Rage Against The Machine Surprise UFC Fans

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Tool singer Maynard James Keenan and Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford attended UFC 263 last night.

Keenan wrote, “Ran into #timmyc on his way to rob a bank last night. #RobbinganATM #ratm Thank you, @danawhite for the great seats. @natediaz209 ALMOST got that done. @timwhite7 @gabriel_r.g.”

Mr. Cute Mountain posted a weird rule from Tool’s summer sweepstakes on Reddit, “Got an email about a contest where you can win a poster signed by the band and I actually read the rules, and found the last paragraph in the rules quite entertaining.

This is copy pasted from the rule page:

If a potential winner is a Canadian resident, upon notification, the selected entrant, must, unaided, correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question. In the event that a selected entrant is unable to answer the skill- testing question correctly, the Administrator shall have the right to disqualify said entrant and to randomly draw another eligible entry, and the Administrator shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.”

So I really want a Canadian to be selected, because I want to know how bad they don’t want a Canadian to win, then I want to know why.”

Zero_to_oblivion responded, “It’s actually law in Canada.

From this site.

“If you’ve read the Introduction to Contests, Sweepstakes, and Lotteries, you know that lotteries have three major components: the prizes have value, the sponsor benefits from the sweepstakes financially, and the winner is chosen at random. In order to avoid being an illegal private lottery, at least one of the three components must be removed.

In the United States, the sponsor usually removes the financial benefit, also known as consideration, to avoid being classified as an illegal lottery. That is why most sweepstakes state in their rules that you don’t have to pay to enter and that a purchase will not change your chances of winning.

But Canadian sweepstakes law requires that the third component, winners are chosen by luck, be removed for a giveaway to be legal. A giveaway cannot use pure luck to determine who wins. There must be at least some element of skill involved, according to the Canadian Competition Act.

To remove the element of chance, sponsors narrow the field of potential winners by requiring a skill-testing question to enter their contests. Every entrant does not have the same chance to win; only those who at least pass the skill-testing question are eligible to win prizes.”

Basically, the Canadian government controls/sanctions all lottery and gambling, you cannot do a sweepstakes that is open to Canadians unless Canada gets to control it. The answer is to make it a skill based win. When your name gets plucked from the sweepstakes, you don’t win it, you’re given a chance to answer a question to win a prize, which means it isn’t a lottery and it isn’t gambling.”