Hialeah, FL asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Florida

Q: Can I sue a website/app if they don't uphold their own policies?

There's a website/app that deals in auctions. Their most popular auctions are for Trading Card Breaks, which is gambling. In most of these auctions, it works by winning a bid and then getting a sports team randomly selected for you. When all teams are picked for a given sport, they begin to open the pack of cards and you recieve the players from the team that you won. The majority of times that you win a bid, you will actually lose money because the cards you recieve have a much lesser value than what you spent. It is a gamble, because you're bidding on a random team and hoping that one of the sealed packs or boxes has a good random card that will go to you.

I don't know the laws regarding this type of activity, but when I look at the companies own Seller's Policies it states that it strictly prohibits gambling. When I lookup the definition of "Gambling" I get the following results "play games of chance for money" and "take risky action in the hope of a desired result."

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Angelo "Tony" Marino Jr.
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