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FTC sternly warns CS:GO gambling fraudsters not to do it again

The FTC has finalized its settlement with Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Tom "ProSyndicate" Cassell, the streamers who used their YouTube channels and other platforms to enthusiastically promote the skin gambling site CSGO Lotto without any indication that they happened to own 42.5% of CSGO Lotto.

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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
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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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