Now Reading
Australian Senator wants to label Counter Strike Global Offensive as a form of Gambling.

Australian Senator wants to label Counter Strike Global Offensive as a form of Gambling.

by LouisAugust 1, 2016

CS:GO receives more heat once again as an Australian politician proposes a bill that puts a “Gambling” label to the game.

As Valve fights its battle towards cleaning up the messy world of in-game cosmetic gambling for their gaming titles, both Counter Strike Global Offensive and Dota 2, Australian Independent Senator Nick Xenophon announced that he is currently planning to introduce a new bill that will label CS:GO as a form of Gambling in the land down under.

Set to be passed once the parliament resumes next month, the bill, if passed and becomes law, will make it illegal for companies such as Valve to solicit payments for items such as in-game cosmetics, with random or differing value, and may resort to putting age requirements for video games that exhibit a digital economy similar to games like CS:GO and even put precautionary signs to warn people of a game’s possible gambling content.

CSGO Betting Site Sample

CS:GO Lounge, a popular CS:GO item betting websites was part of the initial list to receive a Cease and Desist order from Valve.

Just a few days back, Valve has issued a Cease and Desist notice to several prolific item gambling websites and platforms for CS:GO and Dota 2, giving them a 10-day warning to shut down operations before pursuing further action such as shutting down their accounts, or even going legal. This was after a scandal involving several Gaming personalities and content creators who failed to disclose their direct involvement towards item betting sites and accusations of spreading misleading, if not, rigged information regarding their item bet winnings.

What's your reaction?
About The Author
Gaming know it all, dresses like a thug at conventions, loves to spam Spiritbreaker in Dota 2, and only owns video games because of free keys and game codes.

You must log in to post a comment