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Forbes: ’Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ Gambling Scandal ‘Beyond Contempt’

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Jul/08/2016

Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin and Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell, the two YouTubers behind the scandal, have run a long-con, willfully, gleefully scamming their own fans—many of whom are just kids—and then dodging accountability after the fact, this is how Erik Kain from forbes.com describes the incident that has garnered worldwide attention across the Net.

Neither men disclosed their ownership interest in CS:GO Lotto while promoting the sites for some time now.  A lawsuit has been filed against Martin, Cassell and the video game software developer Valve.

Erik Kain writes:

As far as I’m concerned, this is about as shady as it gets. It certainly exposes a deep ethics problem facing YouTubers (in video games and elsewhere) as well as a real problem with gambling over digital items.

Kain is hopeful that the lawsuits will finally usher in regulation of YouTube and this type of gambling online.

Real, tough legislation may need to happen before any real changes are made. Outrage, exposure, and bad press sometimes aren’t enough.

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

 

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