Valve Says It's Not Responsible For 'CS:GO' Gambling

Posted by HardOCP News 9:29 AM (CDT)

Tuesday October 18, 2016

Valve's legal counsel is on the offensive this week after explaining to the Washington State Gambling Commission why it believes that it is not responsible for CS:GO gambling. I'm not an expert but I think this whole thing could get pretty messy if the Commission decides to really pursue this.

In a copy of a letter to the Commission, sent by Valve to Engadget, the company's legal counsel Liam Lavery says there's "no factual or legal support" for the allegations. "As we have explained on multiple occasions, Valve is not engaged in gambling or the promotion of gambling, and we do not 'facilitate' gambling," Lavery states. "We were surprised and disappointed that the Commission chose to publicly accuse Valve of illegal activity and threaten our employees with criminal charges."