Counter-Strike player sues Valve software for enabling illegal online gambling


Posted on the 26th of June 2016

Counter-Strike player sues Valve software for enabling illegal online gambling

On Thursday the 23rd of June, Counter-Strike player Michael John McLeod of Fairfield, Connecticut, filed a lawsuit against Valve Software. The lawsuit states that Valve software and 3rd party sites (CSGO Diamonds, CSGO Lounge and OPSkins) “knowingly allowed, supported, and/or sponsored illegal gambling by allowing millions of Americans to link their individual Steam accounts to third party websites.”

In CS:GO and a number of other online computer games, players can earn virtual rewards which are referred to as “skins”. These skins can be earned via gameplay or purchased directly from the manufacturer. The skins can then be used as casino chips to place bets on pro ‘CS:GO’ matches. The suit also goes on to state that, “most of the people in the CS:GO gambling economy are teenagers and under 21.”

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