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Zynga Casino-Style Games Washington Settlement

Zynga is paying $12 million to settle a class action alleging it violated Washington’s gambling laws and Consumer Protection Act when it sold virtual chips in certain social casino-style games, including Hit It Rich!, Black Diamond Casino, Game of Thrones Slots, Wizard of Oz Slots, and Willy Wonka Slots.  Read more

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Grande Gambling Games Washington Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against SpinX Games Limited, Grande Games Limited, and Beijing Bole Technology Co., Ltd. about their sales of virtual coins in their casino-style games, including Cash Frenzy, Lotsa Slots, Jackpot World, Vegas Friends, Jackpot Mania, Jackpot Fever, DAFU, Cash Bash, and Jackpot Crush. The complaint alleged the companies violated Washington’s  Read more

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Amazon PS5 Consoles Shut Down During Play Class Action

Amazon.com, Inc. sells all kinds of goods in its online marketplace, including PlayStation 5 (PS5) consoles. But the complaint for this class action alleges that some of the PS5 consoles are defective, so that they crash and power down while users are in the middle of a game. The complaint claims that Amazon does not  Read more

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Zynga Illegal Gambling Games Recovery of Losses Washington Class Action

In recent years, a number of class actions have taken up the question of whether gambling game apps constitute illegal gambling. A court has held that a game called Big Fish Casino has been held by one court to be illegal gambling in the state of Washington. The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

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Roblox No Refunds for Deleted In-Game Purchases Class Action

The complaint for this class action defines Roblox Corporation as “an online, multiplayer virtual creation platform where users play games that were created, along with [their] for-sale content, by other users.” But it appears that Roblox does not fully review the for-sale content until after it begins selling it, and the complaint alleges that if  Read more

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Google and Illegal Gambling In-App Purchases New York Class Action

Some states have laws stating that entities that make money from illegal gambling must provide refunds for customer losses if they are claimed within a certain period of time. In this class action, the complaint asserts that certain gambling game apps available in the Google Play Store constitute illegal gambling under New York state laws  Read more

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Valve Corp. Steam Platform Games Anticompetitive Actions Class Action

“Valve Corporation’s Steam platform is the dominant platform for game developers to distribute and sell PC games in the United States[,]” says the first line of the complaint for this class action. But what enables it to keep that dominant position? The complaint alleges that it’s not better pricing or other fair means, but anticompetitive  Read more

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Apple Asked to Restore Gambling Losses in Tennessee Class Action

This class action brings suit against Apple, Inc., alleging that it facilitates illegal gambling. The complaint asks for the recovery of money lost at this illegal gambling, pursuant to a provision in the Code of Tennessee. It claims that “Apple promotes, enables, and profits from games downloaded from the App Store … that constitute illegal  Read more

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Google Profiting from Allegedly Illegal Gambling Games Class Action

Google, LLC runs the Google Play Store, which sells apps for devices running the Android operating system. This class action concerns gambling game apps developed by Grande Games Limited that are sold there, with the complaint claiming that Google profits from these allegedly illegal games.  Read more

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Apple Sued for Return of Gambling Game Money Mississippi Class Action

This class action brings suit against Apple, Inc., to recover money lost through gambling games that are illegal under the laws of the Code of Mississippi. The complaint alleges, “Apple promotes, enables, and profits from games downloaded from its App Store and played by numerous Mississippi residents that constitute illegal gambling under the statutory law  Read more

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