I look at it like//most// crowdfunding campaigns... it will probably end with someone running off with the money and those who fronted the money ending up with nothing, or at best a picture of someone sitting on the beach.
You're implying that they are offering preferential treatment at others expense... how could giving away your pet service for free to whomever will listen, or other incentives like free travel and ice cream to motivate people to play possibly be deemed preferential?
The problem here is that people with an existing and loyal fan base who trusted and respected them decided to create said gambling platform and mislead their viewers to believe they "found it" versus "founded it" and were using it to win money. As such, there might be a case of fraud (in the literal letter of the law) by anyone who acted upon said claims by these YouTubers.
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Youâ(TM)ll be back, time will tell
Youâ(TM)ll remember that I served you well
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We have seen each other through it all
I get that math is scary, but do we really need to subpoena someone who knows how to effectively calculate mirror images? Surely this is an overreach of their power and they could find a local math professor if they truly have no one on salary who has taken an intro to calculus course.