Valve Demands Steam Gambling Sites Cease Operations Through Platform

By   /   Jul 13, 2016
Steam gambling sites

Amid the controversy of Steam gambling sites that have the internet in such an uproar, Valve is now kicking them out. The decision comes after Valve was served with a lawsuit because of the gambling controversy, which affected one of the most popular free-to-play games on the service, Counter Strike: Go.

The controversy over Steam gambling sites came after a revelation that two YouTubers, Syndicate and TmarTn, promoted a gambling website for Counter Strike: Go called CSGO Lotto.

They were then discovered, through various flubs in editing and sharp-eyed viewers, to actually own said website, inflating their wins by playing against dummy accounts.

Through these fraudulent videos, the pair persuaded a large number of players to use the website, gambling various skins and other accessories as a new version of casino chips in order to earn actual money.

As CS GO is available to kids 13 and over, in addition to fraud and violating Steam’s terms of service, they were also convincing minors to gamble, another crime.

Syndicate and TmarTn aren’t the only YouTubers that are in trouble either. Various games like JoshOG and PsiSyndicate have also admitted to sponsoring and having money invested in CSGO Lotto.

They’ve been doing damage control on their own channels as well, though it’s likely too late for them.

While Valve had nothing to do with the scandal, the site was still based through Steam due to Counter Strike: Go being on the client, while taking advantage of Steam’s trading system to acquire their ill-gotten gains.

They wouldn’t be the first either, especially considering that Las Vegas is doing their best to try and attract gaming gamblers.

Now that Valve is ordering all of the Steam gambling sites that use Steam to get out it’s likely that Valve will now be much more vigilant when it comes to allowing games with player-controlled economies onto its client.

YouTubers will also now have to be more honest, considering the consequences that will be coming from this.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now


The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More