Asked in Contracts, Gaming, Small Claims and Tax Law for Colorado

Q: My senior class organized a game where everyone buys in and receives a cash prize. Is this legal?

My senior class organized a game where everyone bought into the game and the winner receives a cash prize. It is organized by students, not affiliated with the school. Every player signed an agreement that they accepted the rules. Students are being kicked out of the game, despite not violating any rules, and their money is not being refunded. Is there any action that can be taken to have the money taken from game organizers or have it shut down? The school will not get involved.

1 Lawyer Answer
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Contact the Colorado Attorney General to file a consumer protection complaint.

This may also be considered theft and/or fraud. Filing a police report may be appropriate.

You would also have a civil action for breach of contract if you were removed without cause under the agreement.

There's not enough here to really make a determination.

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