Valve issue 23 cease and desist letters to CS:GO gambling sites

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Valve are bringing down the hammer on CS:GO gambling sites, handing out cease and desist letters and threatening them with account terminations. 

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The cease and desist letters give offenders ten days to cease operation before Valve take further action.

Gambling siteCS:GO Big uploaded a copy of the letterValve sent, also showing a list of the 22 other sites that are under fire. The list of gambling sites includesCSGOLotto, the site that started the whole scandal.

“We are posting this as a PSA for everyone to be aware that other sites are affected too,” wrote CS:GO Big, “and anyone who has items on other sites SHOULD withdraw them if they claim they will continue to operate.”

Valve’s actions follow their firstpublic statementon the controversy, where the company made it clear they don’t condone the gambling sites. “We’d like to clarify that we have no business relationships with any of these sites,” Valve said at the time. “We have never received any revenue from them. And Steam does not have a system for turning in-game items into real world currency.”

Twitch streamers have also begun having their accounts banned, with the most notable beingPhantomL0rd, a streamer who’s allegedly been caught rigging the odds and gambling on a site he was affiliated with.