As you all know there has been a huge fuss evolving all types of betting sites with eSports betting purposes, with main focus on CS:GO and skin gambling. It took some time, but Valve finally came out with their statement regarding this issue. It seems like huge controversy is slowly coming to an end with 23 gambling sites being targeted to shut down in the following 10 days or they will be permanently removed. For more reliable bookmakers take a look at our CS:GO betting sites review.
Here is a letter addressed to those sites:
Violations of Steam Subscriber Agreement
We are aware that you are operating one of the gambling sites listed below. You are using Steam accounts to conduct this business. Your use of Steam is subject to the terms of the Steam Subscriber Agreement (“SSA”), http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/. Under the SSA Steam and Steam services are licensed for personal, non-commercial use only. Your commercial use of Steam accounts is unlicensed and in violation of the SSA. You should immediately cease and desist further use of your Steam accounts for any commercial purpose. If you fail to do this within ten (10) days Valve will pursue all available remedies including without limitation terminating your accounts.
General Counsel, Valve Corp.
A list of sites this letter addresses to:
Connecting your Steam accounts with these sites shouldn’t be possible after the reform. This way Valve distances itself from massive accusations and forces gambling sites to change the way their business works.
It didn’t take so long for sites to start shutting down, with CSGO Big being one of the first and shortly after couple more gambling operators decided to follow their example.
Here you can check out a letter from CSGO Big regarding this problem:
We are writing to let everyone know that we have disabled deposits and we will be shutting down temporarily to comply with Valve’s terms of service agreement here:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1EkBkEqPo3zbTdjWDJIRlJWbUE
Do not worry, we are only shutting down temporarily and we will definitely be back soon, so stay tuned. We are posting this as a PSA for everyone to be aware that other sites are affected too (please see attachment) and anyone who has items on other sites SHOULD withdraw them if they claim they will continue to operate.
We will keep everyone updated as we go and we are and have always been grateful for all your support. Thank you.
It is yet to be seen how this reforms will affect the betting industry in the world of eSports, only the time will tell, but the most important thing is that the issue is out here and necessary steps are being taken to deal with it in the best possible way. It looks like reckless actions from two famous YouTubers and their gambling site CSGO Lotto are going to be the starting point of changing eSports betting infrastructure forever.