Following on from the revelations that YouTubers Tom Cassell and Trevor Martin were discovered to be official owners of CS:GO Lotto gambling website. A gambling site they had been purposefully promoting via their YouTube channels without disclosing ownership.
Valve has this week issued a statement that they would be targeting gambling companies centred around tradable Steam items. Following up on that statement Valve has now issued a cease and desist letter to 23 gambling sites that have been listing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive items.
A section from the official letter sent by Valve reads:
We are aware that you are operating one of the gambling sites listed below. You are using Steam accounts to conduct this business. Your use of Steam is subject to the terms of the Steam Subscriber Agreement (“SSA”). Under the SSA Steam and Steam services are licensed for persona, non-commercial use only. Your commercial use of Steam accounts is unlicensed and in violation of the SSA. You should immediately cease and desist further use of your Steam accounts for any commercial purposes. If you fail to do this within ten (10) days Valve will pursue all available remedies including without limitation terminating your accounts.
For the full letter jump over to the Scribd website via the link below.
Source: Game Informer
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