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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Gaming, Small Claims and Tax Law for Colorado on
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... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Feb 3, 2023

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

https://coag.gov/office-sections/consumer-protection/

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...
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0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Gaming for Virginia on
Q: Can I sue Virginia Lottery for shadow banned my family from playing online and refused to admit it?

All of our accounts which are associated to my address got an error Location not verified when logged into Virginia Lottery website or app. I had tried multiple service providers, different devices or different browser but none worked. While any other online location service could identify my... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for Nebraska on
Q: Can a gaming company do this?

Good day.

I would like to ask for information about the following situation.

Can a gaming company deny complete access to all its players for one of its games?

Players that bought the game and also bought any additional content willingly and legally and supported the game... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a internet company not keeping up to a writtten deal about paying me money for playing a video game?

This company said if I get to level mansion 21 in 21 days they will pay me $34.60 and they didn’t then they said email us screenshots of level 21 mansion and it will be resolved in 10 days and it’s been 14-15 and I emailed them with it again and they said to do something else now to resolve I... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Yes, you can. But be aware that your anticipated litigation cost will be several thousand dollars. You have to ask yourself if that is worth it for $34.60.

0 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Gaming on
Q: Can I use the same words in my tabletop game that hasbro uses in theirs that sound universal?

I am rewriting the mechanics of Dungeons and Dragons, a tabletop board game in my own set of rules.

In their System Reference Document, they use words like 'Racial Traits' 'Ability Score Improvement' and 'Age'.

Do these things that I fill in fall under... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Can I give away a free item during a seminar/webinar to a randomly selected participant?

My company sells products and also provides educational sessions (online and in-person) on the products that we sell. I'd like to give away one of the products that we sell during the session to a randomly selected participant. I've been to several seminars that have done this exact... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Can I give away a product to one of the attendees of my seminar/webinar?

I'm hosting an educational seminar/webinar on the products that my company sells. At the end of the event, I want to give one of the products away to an attendee. Is there any legal issue with doing this at my event? The purpose of the event is to educate people on the products my company... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Tax Law and Gaming for California on
Q: Is it legal to form an LLC in California where its' profits come from sports bets made by statistical analysts?

Nothing is in motion, however I am currently a data analyst for a company and through that role I have thought of a way to structure how to make money off of sports bets. I know what to look for and can create spreadsheets that track historical data of players and teams where I can create a report... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Tennessee on
Q: Has there ever been a case ,"" against a game called the kingdom?

I believe someone ( family or friends) have put something in my ear a device that allows me to hear them and them me.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Gaming and Securities Law on
Q: Is my virtual currency considered gambling if regular users cannot withdraw their tokens?

I have a social media platform for gamers where users can buy or earn virtual tokens by watching advertisements. They then can purchase services on our platform such as virtual items and or pay other users to play videogames with them. How users can earn their tokens is by playing a videogame where... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Gaming, Securities Law and Stockbroker Fraud on
Q: Would my virtual currency be considered gambling if normal users cannot withdraw their earnings but use it for services?

I want to make a game where users generate advertisement revenue that pools into a reward pool that can be won if users defeat the boss.

If users can't withdraw the virtual currency but can use it to purchase services on our platform would that be considered gambling?

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Gaming for Georgia on
Q: Recover of cash losses from illegal slot machines in Atlanta, GA

Can I sue to recover cash losses from gambling on slot machines in Georgia. It is illegal to payout cash in the state of Georgia. However, there is a bar that does pay cash. Jackpots can grow to over $10,000 and we all start chasing them until they hit. Over the past two years I have lost... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for Tennessee on
Q: Where is the line drawn for generalized information and game mechanics.

With the massive OGL crisis going on, and myself being an indipendant system developer working on their own ttrpg, where is the line drawn when it comes to RNG system. What does the OGL ACTUALLY protect in regards to mechanics themselves, and what is actually considered general information. I am... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming on
Q: I used the money in my betting account which was deposited into my account by mistake or system error, what shld i do?

Hello Sir, I got myself involve in a bad situation that am not very sure the outcome. Please, I need your assistance. I used the money in my betting account which was deposited into my account by mistake or system error and now they have suspended my account and my carrier wallet. I am afriad I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Gaming and Internet Law on
Q: Can I upload my YouTube video showcasing an exploit script for Roblox?

To summarize the situation, I got an email from YouTube saying that my video was striked for copyrighted content. Thinking nothing of it that maybe it was just audio or music that was being played from Driving Empire (an experience on the Roblox platform) since I had already had permission from... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Gaming for Utah on
Q: Is it legal to take an existing game, and then re-build it completely from the ground up, but change the art style?

If I were to take a game such as super Mario, and then completely rebuild everything from scratch, except I would put it in a different art style is all. Same characters same story, just rebuilt in a different look. If I were to do that and post it online for free without ever making any money off... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Gaming, Trademark and Intellectual Property on
Q: I want to release a video game called "Trauma Team". Is there a trademark for this name? Is it available now?

When I checked whether there was a trademark of this name, I came across the game company named "Atlus" released in 2009 with the same name. However, when I researched a little more, I saw that this trademark was canceled in 2021 in several sources. Is this true or will I run into any... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp PRO label
answered on Jan 3, 2023

The trademark registration of Atlus Co., Ltd. for the TRAUMA TEAM mark expired in 2020 for failure to renew. However, if the mark is still being used (despite the registration expiring) you would be infringing by selling similar goods with the same mark.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for California on
Q: My son played a video game where the advertise prize was a Nintendo Switch. He won but received a used Nintendo Switch,

The prize was clearly used as it was scuffed up and literally had somebody else’s name on the back of it. Is this legal? Do I have rights to reach back out to the Restaurant and request a new Switch as advertised?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 27, 2022

It would depend on what was promised, I suppose. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

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