Ok...let's see what we have here:
Participation in the Contest is open to individuals who are 18
years of age or older. Note, however, that only individuals who are
legal residents of and physically located in the fifty United States and
the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United
Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Norway, Ireland, The Netherlands, and South
Korea who are 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in the
entrant's state or province/territory ("province") of residence,
whichever is greater are eligible to win prizes.
Legal residents and physically located.
Please someone explain to me like if i was 6 years old (as Denzel would say) how on earth WGT can determine the residency and the physical presence of the person who plays WGT from a PC, tablet whatever!!! I am all ears....don't tell me from his IP cause i will start laughing.
And let's move to a bit more complicated legal matters:
Please someone explain to me like if i was 6 years old (as Denzel would say) how on earth WGT can determine the LEGALITY of the residence.
Let's start with these 2 simple questions.
Let's move a bit ahead and let's clear some other things. Wgt is using the term: Residency and in detail: Legal residency.
Nationality, citizenship, residency and other terms:
Nationality, often used as a synonym for citizenship, is the state of
being part of a nation whether by birth or naturalization or ties to a
specific nation. (minor objections here but as a general definition is quite correct....in many many occasions nationality differs from citizenship)
Domicile is the country that a person treats as their permanent home, or
lives in and has a substantial connection with. However, domicile is,
in common law jurisdictions, a different legal concept to residence,
though the two may often lead to the same result.
Residency can also refer to domicile and is the act of establishing or
maintaining a residence in a given country despite not necessarily
Pretty confusing, isn't it? Let me try to explain:
Domicile is the place where a person actual lives, stays, works, in other words is a physical resident of this place. Residence is the place where a person can live for a certain amout of time, can work for a certain amount of time, can be present there for a certain amount of time. Hope is more clear now.
Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law
as being a legal member of a sovereign state or belonging to a nation.
In some countries, e.g. the USA and UK, nationality and citizenship can
have different meanings. (not only in US and UK but in 99% of the countries...)
Example: I was born and raised in US (nationality), i have a double citizenship US and UK (which means i am subject to US/UK jurisdiction), my domicile is in US (live, work etc) but my (legal or not legal) resident for 6 months every year is in Burundi.