Guruza.com might rule on US legality of Trade Sports and futures prediction markets

On Guruza.com I set a $5 bounty for the following question:

Is it against the law for US citizens or residents to trade on overseas futures markets such as TradeSports.com?

Many view these types of prediction markets as gambling or betting. Does anyone have any experience with the US legal system’s view of US residents and citizens participating in these sorts of prediction markets?

I has asked the question on MetaFilter earlier but got no authoritative answers. If you know the answer or know of some relevant cases stop by Guruza.com and pick up $5.

One thought on “Guruza.com might rule on US legality of Trade Sports and futures prediction markets”

  1. TradeSports prediction markets are not legal in the U.S. However, most American traders don’t care.

    IEM is legal, but the range of topics is limited, and the maximum you can speculate is $500.

    HedgeStreet is legal but is confined to financial contracts.

    Play-money prediction markets are legal, if you are tempted.

    More info on my website.

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