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Gambling requires a wager something (such as a sum of money) risked on an uncertain event An entry fee paid to participate in an event is not a wager even if the event offers prizes. Note that a wager on the outcome of the event or matches within an event by non-participants is gambling. And side bets by participants are usually strictly prohibited ...


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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 run lotteries, and the specific nature of a lottery is a game where a prize of monetary value is awarded to a participant by a mechanism of random chance). ...


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Make the formal complaint Your question contains the answer. The regulator will investigate and if they decide the law has been broken require the company to repay you (and anyone else affected). The may also take legal action against the company, particularly if the company doesn’t fix the problem. You can also tell your credit card company to reverse the ...


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Systems like this risk crossing over into legal advice In almost all jurisdictions only lawyers can do this. If you keep your system as a simple automation of a paper process you should be fine but the minute it “translates the law texts into concrete instructions” you are giving legal advice. You can reproduce the law but only a lawyer can explain what it ...


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