File state registrations & surety bonds
We take care of all required state registrations and acquire surety bonds when
If you are running a game of chance promotion and the total retail value of the prizes
exceeds $5,000, you’re required to register your promotion with the respective state
agencies in New York and Florida . Rhode Island also requires registration when the
cumulative value of prizes is $500 or more. We register your promotion in all the required
states in line with all the registration deadlines, which are different for every state.
If you’re running a game of chance promotion that features $5,000+ in prizes, you must
provide surety bonds in the amount of $5,000+ for the states NY and FL . This protects
their residents by making sure that the prizes advertised will be awarded.
In addition to registration, we also acquire the required surety bonds and file requisite
forms and filing fees to New York and Florida. After the promotion has ended and the
prizes have been awarded, we then submit a list of confirmed winners to all the required states
to satisfy reporting requirements.
Our experience with the state laws and requirements for promotions guarantees that your
promotion will meet all the registration requirements before it begins. By filling out the state
registration forms and acquiring the surety bonds on time, we remove any confusion or
problems you might have if you were to try to complete these steps yourself and avoid hefty
How do I comply with state’s promotion registration requirements?
Promotion Activators manages all promotion state registration requirements . And, we
deliver within 24 hours as needed.
If you are running a game of chance promotion and the cumulative retail value of prizes exceeds
$5,000, you’re required to register your promotion with the respective agencies in New
York and Florida. Rhode Island requires registration when the cumulative value of prizes
exceeds $500. What is a “game of chance”? A game of chance is a promotion in which winners
aren’t determined based on a demonstrated skill. Examples include sweepstakes and instant-win
The deadlines for registration are different for each state. In Florida, the filing deadline is
7 days prior to the start of the promotion. In New York, the deadline is 30 days.
In addition to registration, you will also be required to provide a surety bond
in New York and Florida. There is a registration requirement in the state of Rhode Island
but they do not require a surety bond.
After the promotion has ended and the prizes have been awarded, a list of confirmed winners is
submitted by Promotion Activators to Rhode Island, New York, and Florida to satisfy their
Note: It is possible that you qualify for a bond waiver in the state of Florida if you’ve
sponsored promotions and bonded/registered there for 5 successive years without incident but
a registration is still required.