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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Florida on
Q: Good Morning, What type of required licenses are required for starting an online business that may come under gambling?

I am orginally from the UK and had this business idea for over two years now I see alot of people online doing this method illegally (well in the UK you need a license to do this). I want to start a business to host these methods legally the business may come under gambling as it would be a hosting... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 30, 2019

Free practical advice offered for the last 41 years to people starting or operating small businesses: Look out.

The main difference between successful small businesses and those that fail within a relatively short period of time is good legal advice. The owners of most successful small...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Gaming for Florida on
Q: Hello. I would like to know if a video games Early Access statement can be considered a contract?

Their Statement on the games store page(https://store.steampowered.com/app/461430/EmergeNYC/) read as such:

"You are solely purchasing the right to access the latest development build (and additional features based on your level)." (full statement viewable at the link. Too big to post here)... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 1, 2018

It appears to be a contract, but there may be portions of the full statement which you didn't quote (I followed the link but I don't see the language you quoted) which excludes liability. If the game is in beta and you are only buying the current build, it would indeed seem to be a poor bargain on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Will I be able to use the likeness of presidents and celebrities for an app as characters. I would not use their names.

actually, for the presidents I would use their names. I would use nicknames for the celebrities.

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on Aug 8, 2017

You should repost this question under the heading of intellectual property and copyright law. That will likely get you better answers from attorneys that deal with intellectual property rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Florida on
Q: Can I run a video game tournament in Florida with prizes. What prizes can I offer, and can I charge a tournament fee?

I fear it may interfere with Florida gambling laws.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 2, 2015

You need to hire an attorney who has done all the paperwork associated with doing this sort of thing.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Florida on
Q: I have treasure chest poker at my bar/restaurant in Clearwater Fl. An ABT investigator came said I am violation of 489.
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Apr 15, 2015

So hire an attorney to advise you about this.

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