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Competition for a game. Free entry, $10k prizepool, legal? - iLoveShowers - Dec 10, 2014 06:21 PM

Hi guys,

We are thinking about promoting a competition to help launch our mobile game.
The prizepool will be ~$10,000 USD and it will be free to enter.
It will be available worldwide and the winner will be paid through PayPal.

The winners will be decided based on skill - how well they score in our game.
We will verify results through Apple's Game Center.


My question is:
Is this legal and are there any fees/forms/certificates I need to attain to promote this competition?

Thanks!


RE: Competition for a game. Free entry, $10k prizepool, legal? - SethWillits - Dec 13, 2014 11:23 AM

It's certainly legal, but you need to do it legally according to your jurisdiction. Search for your specific state, and federal laws as needed. Here's a useful post:
http://sarafhawkins.com/blog-law-is-your-giveaway-legal/