Final claim in CS:GO skin gambling lawsuit dismissed because plaintiffs never actually used Steam

On January 7, a US federal court dismissed one last claim against Valve in a years-old lawsuit over CS:GO skin gambling. The case was part of a series of 2016 lawsuits that accused Valve of facilitating unregulated gambling on third-party websites where people could wager CS:GO skins, some of which sell for more than $1,000 on the Steam Marketplace. All of those suits have now been dismissed.

Back in 2016, stories about teens blowing through their parents’ credit card limits to buy keys for CS:GO weapon cases so they could gamble skins on black market websites hit mainstream news. “Virtual weapons are turning teen gamers into serious gamblers,” Forbes reported. Valve received some harsh words from the Washington State Gambling Commission at the time, but in the end, Gabe Newell and company seem to have avoided any lasting legal damage from the controversy. 

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