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Player files suit accusing Valve of profiting from illegal eSports betting

27th June 2016 7:35 am GMT

A Connecticut player has filed a lawsuit against games developer and distributor Valve Corporation, accusing the company of turning a blind eye to illegal betting on the first-person shooter game Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

The plaintiff, Michael John McLeod, claims that Valve has “knowingly allowed an illegal online gambling market and has been complicit in creating, sustaining and facilitating that market" around eSports competitions.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) has become hugely [...]

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