Competition for a game. Free entry, $10k prizepool, legal?

Apprentice
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Joined: 2013.12
Post: #1
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!
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⌘-R in Chief
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Joined: 2002.05
Post: #2
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...way-legal/
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