FireFan is not gambling! In order for a game to be considered gambling, three criteria MUST be present, and it MUST contain all three.
1. Consideration: payment in money, time, or anything of value in order to participate
2. Prize: a prize of tangible value offered in conjunction with the prediction or game outcome
3. Game of Chance vs Game of Skill: the determination of a game requires skill or chance in order to win.
Let’s talk about consideration. The sports app does have a FREE play option, but it also has the option to pay to play and that is consideration. So the sports app has that one.
Game of Chance vs Game of Skill
How about game of skill? While it can be argued that if you are better at sports or you know your team you will likely perform better in the game, it can also be argued that sports are always a game of chance because you cannot know the outcome. So the sports app does not rely on game of skill.
But what about prizes? This is where it gets simple….they don’t have them. Their game does not have prizes associated with the prediction or outcome of a game. Much like the more popular mobile games played today, players are awarded points for their performance and those points give them in-app benefits and value in the game, as well as recognition and rankings so they can compete to be the best.
The game also contains a loyalty rewards program that is based on participation and purchasing. This is not unlike your local restaurant that gives you your 10th meal free because you had nine punches on the punch card! When someone participates in this game, whether they pay or play for FREE, they receive loyalty rewards. When they spend money in the game, purchasing Tokens, they receive loyalty rewards. This rewards program has tangible items like hats, t-shirts, socks, gift cards, travel, and more that are available for redemption. But this is NOT connected to the prediction or outcome of the game in any way – it is not a prize.
This affirms that they now have two out of three elements, but never ALL three, therefore, they are NOT gambling any more than your other casual games that you play where you can purchase virtual currency (consideration) and play a game (chance or skill) but you get points, not prizes.
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