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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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6/21/2018

article Nearly $2 million in skins lost after Valve disabled OPSkins bots
(The Internet) -- Almost $2 million worth of CS:GO cosmetics was lost today after Valve shut down 2,884 OPSkins bots. The shut down was due to OPSkins’...

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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