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Would Georgie’s “Teddy Bear Casino” from Young Sheldon actually be legal?

Potentially -- this is almost exactly how Pachinko parlors in Japan operate, with non-cash prizes being given out, but with "known" nearby establishments (sometime located in the same ...
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Would Georgie’s “Teddy Bear Casino” from Young Sheldon actually be legal?

australia It's been used in other places legally. I don't know whether or not it'd be legal in Texas, but similar schemes have been used legally in other places. For example, in Queensland, Australia, ...
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If I use stolen money to gamble, do I get to keep the winnings?

There would be a civil remedy of the victim in a lawsuit requiring the thief to disgorge the profits. One form of this is to have a court declare that the stolen funds are held in constructive trust. ...
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Would it be legal for a minor to participate in social gambling?

Generally, it would be a juvenile offense for a minor to gamble and a crime for an adult to do so (assuming that the minor is old enough to be prosecuted for juvenile delinquency, you can't prosecute ...
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Could Trump bet on winning the presidential election?

It depends on the rules of the particular betting market and the laws under which it operates. Assuming that the bet itself is legal, it is not uncommon that participants in the contest are not ...
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Is this obvious gambling legal?

No First, gambling is not illegal - only illegal gambling is illegal. Lotteries are legal in the United States when operated by or under licence from a state (44) or territory (3). That's legal ...
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Is it legal for two individuals in California, United States to place a bet between themselves?

No California has no laws on social gambling so it is treated identically to commercial gambling. Since betting on outcomes other than sports betting is illegal in California, such a bet would be ...
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If I use stolen money to gamble, do I get to keep the winnings?

Civil remedy The victim of the theft would have a cause of action in unjust enrichment, but they would have to, among other things, have “clean hands”. So, for example, if the victim and the thief ...
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If I turn the real money into fake currency will it still be gambling app?

It's really your client that should be asking these questions. Writing the app is perfectly legal. So you can enter a contract with that client to write the app and deliver it to them, ready to be ...
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Playing cards, other than for stakes, in licensed premises (UK)

Explanatory note #176 on the Gambling Act 2005 specifies: There are some exceptions to the general prohibition on gambling by children and young people. Children and young persons may participate ...
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What happens to people that gamble in Arizona when they're not old enough?

This site says that the legal age for online gambling in AZ is 18, and for "land" gambling is 21, but does not mention penalties for violations. According to Arizona code section 13-3301 &...
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What's the difference between 'gambling' at an arcade or a carnival and gambling at a casino?

Jurisdictions vary but, in general, gambling involves wagering something of value in a game of chance to win something of value. “Something of value” is usually interpreted broadly but it must usually ...
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US regulations regarding internet gambling

The relevant legislation is found in sections 5361-5367 of the United States Code. The key prohibition is in section 5363. To fall within the scope of this prohibition, a person must: (1) be "in ...
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Sham contest- does this work in practice?

They say they will award seven top prizes There are three people who are winners Acne lied about how many winners there would be and the fact that there were proposed to be more than there were may ...
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If I pay someone to place a sports bet that wins, have I committed money laundering?

No. Money Laundering is the act of taking money that was made as a result of criminal activity and turning it into "clean" money. There are a number of ways this occurs, and there may be ways to do ...
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Are skill game tournaments gambling?

In the U.S. this will be dependant on State Gambling Laws, but typically it would only be illegal if the money was taken for a private Lottery (legally speaking, only the government is permitted to ...
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Legal difference between Binary Options regulated by CFTC and gambling regulated by U. S. member states

The primary distinction between gambling and non-gambling is whether something is a game of chance, and usually, the statutes of a state prohibiting gambling will expressly define it in those terms. ...
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Using trademarked names as a reference in a commercial context

“Fair Use” is a (US) copyright concept: it has no relevance to Trademarks. A Trademark may also be subject to copyright, for example, the word Google is a trademark but it is not copyright - the ...
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Can you bet sexual acts?

united-states In most jurisdictions in the U.S. this would be unenforceable, and possible even a crime. (Many non-U.S. jurisdiction are more legally tolerant of both gambling and of prostitution, and ...
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Can casinos take player losses while avoiding payouts of winning by claiming "malfunction?"

In the case of McKee v. Isle of Capri Casinos, we can tell because that case has been legally decided. As the court says, there was a contract and "the patron was not entitled to the bonus under ...
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A contract has a penalty depending on choices made by unrelated 3rd party

Absolutely possible and reasonable, if we take a concrete example. I own a piece of land, which is worth $10,000 if there is no permission to build on the land, and $100,000 if there is permission. ...
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A contract has a penalty depending on choices made by unrelated 3rd party

A contract is about risk allocation. One of the risks a contract can allocate is events outside the control of the contracting parties. For example, who is responsible if government regulations ...
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If I turn the real money into fake currency will it still be gambling app?

The app you describe sounds illegal to me. Specifically, it sounds like a lottery. According to this site: [In the state of Ohio] A lottery includes three things: (1) chance, (2) prize, (3) and ...
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How Google Play Policy applies to different Developers

"Any perceived compliance or non-compliance of other developers’ apps does not have any bearing on the compliance of your own apps." Could this mean that Google Play's policies are applied ...
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How Google Play Policy applies to different Developers

This is what Wikipedia reefers to as the "Other Stuff Exists" rule. That phrase means that just because other stuff exists that perhaps should not, is not a reason to postpone deleting things that do ...
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What constitutes a gambling app

The gambling policy to which the question links says that "gambling" under that policy includes: games of skill that offer prizes of cash or other value. From the description in the question, ...
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