(You): How does bidcactus circumvent anti-gambling laws?
(Alex): Bidcactus isn’t gambling – it’s just an auction in which you pay each time you want to make a bid.
(You): Yes, but since you’re buying stuff essentially for free, each “bid purchase” is really a gamble.
(Alex): The simple matter of it is there isn’t chance involved, so it’s not gambling. If you’re the last person to bid, you win, without any element of luck involved.
(Mark): I’ve never known gambling laws to address auctions. There is never a guarantee in any auction that you will be the highest bidder.
(Walter): The answer depends upon:
1. the basis for the claim that participation is gambling, (appeared to
be assumed by you), that is, the particular law which prohibits gambling;
2. the specific provisions of the law claimed to have been violated,
including specific and jurisdictional exceptions;
3. whether the law claimed to be violated has jurisdiction over
4. where the “auction” site is located;
5. who is making the complaint and the connection of the claimant and
purported violator to the law claimed to be applied.
In short, your question is too broad – that is, not specific as to
facts. Law is applied to factual circumstances.
[Vark assigned category: anti-gambling, more details]