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Valve moves to shut down skin gambling on eSports platform

14th July 2016 8:26 am GMT

Games developer and distributor Valve has moved to shut down the skin betting economy that has sprung up around eSports as it fights accusations of allowing illegal gambling on major titles.

The company said that it added a feature to its Steam platform in 2011 that allows users to trade in-game items in titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that feature in-game economies, but that this has been leveraged by gambling sites without its involvement.

“[There’s] been some [...]

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