Dota2Lounge, CSGOLounge plus other betting sites receive 10 day notice to stop operations
The first wave of Valve’s action against Item Bet sites that utilize Steam’s OpenID API has just begun as the 20 betting sites for Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 receive a Cease and Desist notice.
With the announcement initially made last week after the controversy of popular YouTubers’ nondisclosure of ownership regarding several CS:GO item betting sites, Valve has finally begun to make their move by sending in a 10-Day notice to cease and desist operations to 23 item bet platforms that utilize the Steam OpenID API.
Popular betting sites for Dota 2 are hit as well such as Dota2Lounge.com, although a majority of the websites and betting platforms listed are those who fall under the CS:GO category.
Valve stresses that these websites has violated the Steam Subscriber Agreement by using illegally Steam’s OpenID API to operate. Last week a couple of CS:GO betting sites that were not mentioned in the Cease and Desist notice chose to stop their operations ahead of time such as CSGODouble.com, CSGODices.com, CSGORumble.com, and CSGOWealth.com In addition to the websites listed, Valve is also reported to have already sent similar notice to other item betting websites that use Steam’s OpenID API. Should these websites fail to comply with the 10 day notice, Valve will resort to pursuing “all available remedies” such as terminating accounts and possible legal action.