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Sore Losers Sue "America's Got Talent"

12/12/2007 4:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a class action lawsuit against the companies that produce and broadcast "America's Got Talent," alleging the show engages in illegal gambling.
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In the suit, filed in Federal District Court in Los Angeles, the plaintiffs target a text-messaging game called Lucky X. For a $.99 cent fee, the game invites viewers to text in and participate in a contest. The suit calls the game a "lottery designed to generate revenues far in excess of the value of the prizes awarded."

The plaintiffs claim the show has raked in more than $5 million, and they want their jack back. They claim the game meets the three essential criteria for gambling -- "consideration, chance, and prize." Gambling is illegal in California, which is where the show and the game are produced.

The suit is filed on behalf of everyone "...who did not win a prize." In other words, LOSERS!

A rep for NBC could not immediately be reached for comment.
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Logo Designers    

shell get paid one way or another

2393 days ago
2.

WhiteFox    

Nice one thanks the for the good info!!!!!!!

2348 days ago
3.

blah    

First!!! LOSERS!!!!

2405 days ago
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Mandy    

Yet again a bunch of money hungry people. That is all they care about. It's not about being "fair" to them. It's about the fact that they lost and now are pissed and just want money.

2405 days ago
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Lola    

You know if that really is true then other shows like Deal or No Deal where you can text in your guess could be at fault as well. Frankly gambling is a huge rip off anyways. I mean c'mon people didn't the Ocean movies tell you anything?!

2405 days ago
6.

Monkeybone01134    

Is this going to happen to Deal or no Deal also?

2405 days ago
7.

Frank    

The house ALWAYS wins!

Also, as participants/contestants on the show...shouldn't they be at fault for continuing the show. I wonder when they realized the gambling was illegal.

2405 days ago
8.

Yarbz    

Fuggum...

2405 days ago
9.

Freddy    

Yeah........So?

2405 days ago
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RustyShackleford    

Are you kidding me? These shows allow viewers to enter the contest online for free. If you choose to do it by text message, you choose to pay the $.99 cent fee. NBC/Universal is in no way at fault, because it is completely legal.

"A fool and his money are soon parted."

2405 days ago
11.

TheLostGirl    

Can some1 tell these f*cktards thats whata lottery is!

2405 days ago
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Mr. Black    

So what's the difference between money they make from text messaging and advertising? If this show was actually found guilty of gambling, all other game shows are guilty too.

What do contestant expect, producers to fork out 1 million out of thier own wallet? They have to make the money back somehow.

Your 15 minutes of semi-fame is over, get over it losers!! You'll never get into hyde.

2405 days ago
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2405 days ago
14.

Rockin    

As an attorney who has dealt with clients that we see on TMZ, they are in no way at fault. Unless the rules were not shown Dont argue with me.

2404 days ago

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