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Gambling commission is cracking down on Valve over third-party skin gambling sites

The Washington State Gambling Commission has set its sights on Valve over the proliferation of third-party sites using Steam's skin-trading system as a method of facilitating gambling. The skin gambling racket has been a profitable business in recent years, though many sites running such operations have seemed shady. To wit: earlier this year the folks who ran skin gambling site CS:GO Lotto, Trevor "Tmartn" Martin and Tom "Syndicate" Cassell, were outed as dishonestly promoting the site they operated while pretending to be unaffiliated lucky winners.
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