Final claim in CS:GO skin gambling lawsuit dismissed because plaintiff never actually used Steam

On Jan. 7, a U.S. federal court dismissed its last claim against Valve over a years-long lawsuit over CS:GO skin gambling. The case was part of a series of lawsuits in 2016 that accused Valve of promoting unregulated gambling on third-party sites where people could bet on CS:GO skins, some of which sold for more than $1,000 on the Steam marketplace Dollar. All of these lawsuits have now been dismissed.

Back in 2016, stories of teens breaking their parents’ credit card limits to buy CS:GO weapon chest keys so they could gamble on black market sites hit mainstream news: “Virtual weapons are turning teenage gamers into serious gamblers,” Forbes reportValve received some harsh words from the Washington State Gambling Commission at the time, but in the end, Gabe Newell and company appear to have avoided any lasting legal damage from the controversy.