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Fantasy sports website - which business entity to choose?

Plainview, NY |

I have two partners and we need help deciding which business entity to choose... People go to our website to play fantasy sports games to win money and we get a certain percentage of the entry fees paid by these people (our commission fee for managing the games) to play these games.

Help will be greatly appreciated.


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Is that even legal? Isn't that some form of gambling?

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You're not going to get too many lawyers answering questions like "Where do I bury the body?"

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With any business, especially online, I would recommend you sit down with an attorney. This form of gaming may be seen as gambling based on federal/state laws.

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