Yes, and yes. I have represented clients who have done similar ventures with commercialized fantasy sports. There is some oversight necessary in how you collect and how you represent the data, but the data itself is perfectly usable and there's a body of court decisions on the issue. You should probably consult an attorney for advice and guidance on both the concept and starting/running your business should you choose to do this commercially. It will be well worth the expense. Best of luck.
There are a lot of legal pitfalls for what you want to do here, and it's important to understand that if you go about this inexpertly, you could risk facing potential serious charges. You really should have a gaming attorney guide you through this sort of thing.
You absolutely need a lawyer to do this. You may well need lawyers both in the US and the EU. It is irrelevant that you're using bitcoins. This cannot possibly go well for you without seeking legal counsel. Trust me, there is a reason all of these lawyers are all saying the same thing.
As I answered in the other question, your research is wrong. The UIGEA does not say what you think it says, and it does not address the underlying issues of state law that will apply in this instance. Asking this question multiple times will not change the answer.
The answer to this, as a simple search of the thousands of other times this has been asked would show, is no. You need a license, or you'd be putting yourself at risk of a nasty lawsuit. Other people are doing it is not a solution -- you do not know if they are licensed, or just being incredibly risky, or whether they're being sued or not.
Yes, but only to the extent that a power-of-attorney agreement has been signed and that the release form signature falls within the scope of that power-of-attorney agreement. If there is no POA agreement or it does not authorize this sort of thing, then the signature would not be valid.
I'd agree with Mr. Ballard's explanation, particularly with regards to what can happen if you don't register. Better to eat a couple hundred in filing fees than to have your company blow up and potentially lose out on millions. You WILL need an attorney familiar with business organizations (e.g. corporate law) in your jurisdiction. Typically, for a simple startup's corporate formation, they will not charge very much money.
DLLR is the agency in MD that handles professional services licensing. My understanding is that PR services would not require a license. If you are lobbying, there may be other rules that could apply to your lobbying activities however. In any event, you should work with a business attorney to help properly form your LLC and protect your business, in general. Best of luck.