Valve was accused of promoting illegal gambling
skin yoke sued counter Strike Global Offensive ,CS:GO) is dismissed, partly because one of the plaintiffs never opened Steam or CS:GO,
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On January 7, a US federal court rejected claims that Valve was responsible for sites that let users – including minors – place bets. CS:GO Skins, which can be sold for real money.
as reported by pc gamer, the reason for this dismissal was that one of the plaintiffs had never opened or even played CS: GO Or Steam, both owned by Valve.
The lawsuit was first filed by parents who found their children were using third party websites to gamble CS:GO Skins Legal Action stated that Valve “facilitated” this illegal gambling and was misleading about its business.
Despite this, the plaintiffs were unable to convince the arbitrators that Valve was the “owner” of these skin gambling sites. Although the suit made it to arbitration and the courtroom, it was dismissed because the arbitrators had already made the decision.
As it was ruled that Valve was not involved in skin gambling, the plaintiffs claimed that the skin case CS: GO It was a form of gambling in itself, with which minors could gamble. The plaintiffs said that these skin cases were disguised as a game, which tricked the parents into paying children money to buy these cases.
This was dismissed by US District Judge James L. Robert because the plaintiffs “never visited the Valve or Steam website, never used Steam, never played CS:GO, and have never seen or read any representations about Valve CS: GO, keys, or weapon cases”.
The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning that the plaintiffs involved could not bring the same claim to court again.
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