Steam's going after online gambling sites

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Steam's going after online gambling sites

Post by Yurtles » 14 Jul 2016, 09:32

http://store.steampowered.com/news/22883/

If that post is to be believed, it looks like Steam's going to make an effort to stop "not supporting" skin gambling sites using them and start actively denying gambling sites use of Steam. Pretty big news, there's millions upon millions of dollars (I actually read billions somewhere, but come on, really that much? Surely not) tied up in that stuff.
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Re: Steam's going after online gambling sites

Post by Ralph Wiggum » 14 Jul 2016, 09:43

The irony being of course that some Valve games have features which are seen as online gambling.
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Re: Steam's going after online gambling sites

Post by Kinky Kel » 14 Jul 2016, 09:55

I'm guessing this is fallout from the TMartin and Syndicate CSGOLotto scandal currently going around.
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Re: Steam's going after online gambling sites

Post by GamingKen » 14 Jul 2016, 10:51

Ralph Wiggum wrote:The irony being of course that some Valve games have features which are seen as online gambling.
Exactly. The whole system in CSGO alone is pretty much set up like a slot machine when it comes to opening cases, particularly in the way the actual opening is displayed. It disgusts me that this is what gaming is becoming.
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Re: Steam's going after online gambling sites

Post by jambo » 21 Jul 2016, 14:46

Looks like Valve have brought the hammer down

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