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The Case of the "Deal or No Deal" Case

6/1/2007 5:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Four Georgia women are pissed that they had to pay 99 cents to play that "Deal or No Deal" Lucky Case Game -- and now they're charging in a federal suit against NBC that it's just a form of illegal gambling. Wanna bet they didn't win?
Deal or No Deal
In the suit, which was filed yesterday, the women allege that the promotion -- in which viewers text numbers to pick what they think will be the winning briefcase -- constitutes illegal gambling, and is actually a lottery under California, Massachusetts, and New York state laws, because they had to pay a 99 cent "premium" fee to play. There's no charge to play via Internet. Prizes in the game range from $10,000 to $100,000.

The plaintiffs, who are seeking unspecified damages and are seeking class-action status, also names production company Endemol USA in the suit. Press reports suggest that Howie Mandel wasn't touched by the suit.


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Adele    

Talk about a frivolous lawsuit- no wonder insurance costs what it does!

2598 days ago
17.

Donald    

What the WTF?!?!? I'm no lawyer, but if the Lucky Case Game is free to play on the NBC website, there shouldn't be a case at all. If there is a way to play for free, they should be doing it that way instead. That's how I do it. I ain't gonna spend almost $6 for a chance to win $10,000. I have better odds at getting a $2 lotto ticket and hitting the top prize. You four Georgia bitches need to get a life.

2598 days ago
18.

Save Joe Francis     

99 cents is a lot of money to a 99 cent hooker.

2598 days ago
19.

the way it is    

hahahhahha,,,,,, who in their right mind would represent these crazy bitches. wtf

2598 days ago
20.

RP    

This is worse that the guy who sued for $0.75 for a supposedly flat beer on "People's Court" back in the 80's! Save the drama, ladies!

2598 days ago
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