Valve ordered to tackle 'skin betting'

Valve ordered to tackle 'skin betting'

Video game studio Valve has been ordered by the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) to take action on unlicensed betting websites.
So-called skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items as currency, but items won can often be sold and turned back in to real money.
The sites are not operated by Valve, but incorporate items from its games.
The gambling commission has sent Valve a cease and desist letter in an attempt to stamp out the sites.
What is skin betting? Skins are collectable, virtual items in video games that change the appearance of a weapons - for example,... read more

6 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 37
Source: BBC

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