Game Platform Beats Suit Over Teenage Gambling

By Kat Greene (October 4, 2016, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state tossed a proposed class action alleging the maker of Counter Strike: Global Offensive fosters an environment in which teenagers can gamble real money, ruling Tuesday that a disappointing gambling loss wasn't injury enough to hold up the case.

A group of parents and gamers had accused Valve Corp. of running a sales platform that gave players of the popular game access to gambling sites that allowed teenagers to bet virtual "skins" they bought with real money on games with long odds, court records show. The sole federal claim in the suit was for violations of...

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