How is StarStreet Legal?
If you're looking for specific legalise to read, in 2006 the US Federal Government passed a law called the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act. The law included a carve out that clarified the legality of fantasy sports. Specifically, it exempted:
"participation in any fantasy or simulation sports game or educational game or contest in which (if the game or contest involves a team or teams) no fantasy or simulation team is based on the current membership of an actual team that is a member of an amateur or professional sports organisation and meets the following conditions:
- All prizes and awards offered to winning participants are established and made known to the participants in advance of the game or contest and their value is not determined by the number of participants or the amount of any fees paid by participants.
- All winning outcomes reflect the relative knowledge and skill of the participants and are determined predominantly by accumulated statistical results of the performance of individuals (athletes in the case of sports events) in multiple real-world sporting or other events.
- No winning outcome is based:
- a. On the score, point spread, or any performance or performances of any single real world team or any combination of such teams; or
- b. Solely on any single performance of an individual athlete in any single real-world sporting or other event."
StarStreet takes the legal status of the games it offers very seriously and does its utmost to ensure compliance with existing State and Federal laws. If you have any further concerns or questions about the legality of our games please do get in touch.
StarStreet is legal in the USA and Canada as it is a skill based game. A game of skill is classified as a game where skill is the predominant factor determining the outcomes. Unfortunately, there are five states and a province where our lawyers believe the law is unclear or questionable with regards to skill-based games. They are: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Washington and Quebec. If you are located in one of these five states or Quebec, we’re very sorry to say you will not be allowed to play on StarStreet for real money.