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6/9/2018

article Valve orders OPSkins to cease and desist CS:GO skin trading
(Washington) -- Steam developer, Valve has released a statement that it has issued a cease and desist order to popular CS:GO skin buy, sell, trade platform –...

4/5/2018

article Pennsylvania Will Allow Unlimited Online Gambling Skins—But With Caveats
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has settled the last leg of its provisions on online gaming regulations and has allowed unlimited online gambling skins for its licensees...

3/31/2018

article Valve Essentially Kills CS:GO Skins Gambling With New Trade Restriction
(Washington) -- ​Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans were upset to find a new trade restriction in Thursday's update, which has put quite the dampener on skins...

3/30/2018

article CSGO Skin Traders Dumping Their Inventories After Valve Announces New Rules
(Washington) -- Despite Valve’s crackdown on CSGO gambling sites that use Steam in 2016, there’s still an active cosmetic skin trading (and yes, sometimes...
article Valve adds a seven-day cooldown to traded CS:GO items on Steam
(Washington) -- CS:GO items traded in the Steam client now have a seven-day cooldown thanks to Valve. Similar to items bought on the Steam community market, CS:GO items...

3/23/2018

article PA Lawmakers To Regulators: Limiting Online Gambling ‘Skins’ Was Never Their Intent
(Pennsylvania) -- Two prominent Pennsylvania lawmakers are urging the PA Gaming Control Board to resist calls to limit the number of online gambling websites (or “...

3/3/2018

article 888 Writes to PA Gaming Board in Support of Multiple Skins for Online Gambling Licensees
(Pennsylvania) -- 888 Holdings, and specifically the online gambling operator’s CEO Itai Freiberger, recently wrote to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to...

2/20/2018

article BLOG: Why PA Should Follow NJ Online Casinos’ Successful Model For ‘Skins’
(Pennsylvania) -- The pieces are beginning to move into position in Pennsylvania, as the state inches closer to becoming the fourth in the country to offer legal online...

2/8/2018

article Parx Casino seeks one-‘skin’ limit for Pennsylvania gambling sites
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania braces for a flood of online gambling license applications, one local casino operator wants licensees to be limited to a single online...

2/3/2018

article Someone bought a CS:GO skin for more than $61,000
(Internet) -- In the immediate wake of the Counter-strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE Major: Boston, someone purchased a weapon skin for the game’s signature AWP...

12/28/2017

article Pennsylvania Will Only Be Hurting Itself If It Limits Online Gambling Skins
(Pennsylvania) -- After months of delays and backroom deal making, Pennsylvania finally legalized online gambling in a sweeping gaming bill passed in October. The...

12/19/2017

article Lawyer Says CSGO Lotto as Much a Gambling Site as McDonalds is a Casino
(USA) -- A lawyer for CSGO Lotto claims that the website did not offer gambling of really money on the basis that customers could have played for free. All they had to...

12/18/2017

article CSGO Lotto’s lawyer says it was never a gambling site, and here’s why
(Internet) -- In summer 2016, it was discovered that CSGO Lotto, a so-called “skin gambling” site, was co-owned by two members of YouTube's Counter-...

12/13/2017

article Children are becoming problem gamblers due to a legal loophole
(UK) -- Huge numbers of children are gambling online, the UK Gambling Commission reports. Around 25,000 children aged between 11 and 16 meet the definition of a problem...
article Survey Finds Kids As Young As 11 Years Old Have Gambled With In-Game Items
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission released its annual report today examining the gambling habits of 11- to 16-year-olds. For the first time ever, betting on in-game...
article UKGC Report: Young Children Gambling on ‘Skin Betting’
(UK) -- While the video game community is caught up in fierce debate over whether or not loot boxes constitute gambling, the UK Gambling Commission has released a report...

12/11/2017

article Young people and gamers’ gambling: what are your experiences?
(UK) -- Gambling webpages linked to computer games could face a crackdown, the betting industry’s chief regulator has warned. In August, the head of the Gambling...

12/2/2017

article FTC sternly warns CS:GO gambling fraudsters not to do it again
(Washington D.C.) -- The FTC has finalized its settlement with Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Tom "ProSyndicate" Cassell, the streamers who used their...

11/14/2017

article The 'Free' CS:GO Skin Industry Is Booming, Following Gambling Crackdown
(USA) -- Gambling for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins is so 2016. Now, there’s a burgeoning new industry giving them out to players for free. Well: “...

9/10/2017

article CS:GO gambling scandal ends with extremely mild telling off
(Washington D.C.) -- The pair of YouTubers behind last year's CSGO Lotto scandal have escaped fines, or pretty much anything that could possibly be interpreted as a...

9/8/2017

article Federal Trade Commission settles with owners of CSGO Lotto
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Trade Commission has come to a settlement agreement with YouTube content creators Trevor "TMarTn" Martin and Thomas "...

8/19/2017

article Isle of Man Issues World’s First ‘Skin-betting’ License
(UK) -- ESP.bet, operator of specialist esports fantasy league and betting website, eSportsPools, has become the proud owner of the first ever gaming license that covers...

6/20/2017

article Former Employee Blows Whistle on “Scam” Skins Gambling Sites
(The Internet) -- Skins gambling “case-opening” sites regularly scam their customers with “inherently dishonest and deceptive” practices. That...

6/19/2017

article How Case Opening Sites Scam Their Customers
(Worldwide) -- Since the introduction of skins to Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive it seems that the community around that game has lurched from one...

4/6/2017

article How do you deal with CS:GO gambling? Legitimize it
(USA) -- Over the past year, the once underground phenomenon of betting on e-sports hit the mainstream. Valve—developer of the first-person shooter Counter-Strike...

3/1/2017

article U.S. Congressman Voices ‘Concern’ Over Skin Gambling, Says ‘Out Of Date’ Gambling Laws Leave Public Vulnerable
(Washington D.C.) -- Skin gambling has made it onto the radar of the federal government. That’s after US Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued a statement...

2/22/2017

article Legality of CS:GO Skin Gambling
(Worldwide) -- The term skin gambling may come as a surprise to many a gambling enthusiast and even old experts in the area. This is because Skin gambling is a very...

1/30/2017

article Valve moves to ban Team Fortress 2 gambling accounts
(Washington) -- If you like to gamble with your skins on Team Fortress 2 sites, be very careful, as Valve is looking to ban any and all Steam accounts associated with...

1/29/2017

article Valve Finally Cracks Down Hard on Gambling
(Internet) -- Gambling on Steam has been a pretty controversial topic the last couple of years. Sites had popped up where people could make wagers on all sorts of random...

1/20/2017

article How Counter-Strike spawned a $5 billion gambling market you've never heard of
(USA) -- On Aug. 9, 2015, two young millionaires worked their way through a pool party on a hotel rooftop in the Hollywood Hills. One was clean-cut, with hypnotic green...

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