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Apple Profits from Product Madness Gambling Games Class Action

Are gambling games illegal under state laws if players can’t win money? Yes, says this class action, and Apple, Inc. profits from such games, some of which are developed by a company called Product Madness, Inc. (PM). Apple’s App Store is a point of distribution for the games, and Apple takes a cut of the  Read more

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Epic Games Settlement

Epic Games, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it violated state consumer protection laws, negligently represented what some of its in-game items were worth, and prevented minors from exercising their rights to disaffirm. The complaint made these allegations in connection with the company’s Fortnite and Rocket League video games.  Read more

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Google Profits from Illegal DoubleU Gambling Games Class Action

This class action brings suit against Google, LLC and Google Payment Corp. (GPC), alleging that the companies profit from gambling games that are illegal in many states. The game apps are developed by DoubleU Games Co., Ltd., featuring casino-style slot machines, table games, and other kinds of play. They are obtained from the Google Play  Read more

DoubleU Casino Games

Playtika Slotomania and Other Gambling Games Settlement

Gambling game companies Playtika, Ltd. and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, LLC are settling a class action for $38 million. The complaint alleged that the games the companies offered, including Slotomania, House of Fun, Caesars Casino/Caesars Slots, and Vegas Downtown Slots, violated the state of Washington’s gambling and consumer protection laws through the sale of virtual chips.  Read more

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Electronic Arts Sports Games AI Difficulty Adjustment Class Action

Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) is known for its sports-simulation video games. These can be played via Xbox and PlayStation, either alone or online against other gamers. But the complaint for this class action alleges that, without the gamers’ knowledge, EA has artificial intelligence (AI) programs that adjust the level of difficulty of the game which  Read more

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Google Play Store Gambling Games Illegal in New Mexico Class Action

Google has an extensive Google Play Store that offers many kinds of apps for games, including gambling games. The complaint for this class action alleges that Google bears responsibility for the gambling games sold in its app store that are illegal under New Mexico’s gambling laws.  Read more

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Apple App Store Gambling Games Illegal in Ohio Class Action

The complaint for this class action asserts that Apple dominates the current market for mobile apps. It alleges that Apple bears responsibility for gambling machine games sold in Apple’s app store, which the complaint claims are illegal under Ohio’s gambling laws.  Read more

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Xbox One Drifting Controller Investigation

Is your Xbox One controller experiencing “stick drift”? That is, does the analog stick drift, or cause movement, on its own, without your touching it? Online complaints indicate that this can happen even when controllers are only a few months old. Unfortunately, warranties on these accessories can be as short as 90 days, so that  Read more

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Lilith Rise of Kingdoms In-Game Purchases Class Action

Rise of Kingdoms (ROK) is a video game made by Lilith Games (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Lilith Network Technology Co., Ltd. The complaint for this class action alleges that the companies have “perfected a predatory scheme whereby [they] exploit[] players, including minors, by inducing them to make in-game purchases using deceptive and misleading representations.”  Read more

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Fortnite Game Lures Minors into In-App Purchases Class Action

Epic Games, Inc. permits free downloads of its video games, including the game Fortnite, which is aimed at children. However, the free games aren’t always entirely free; they may involve in-app purchases. The complaint for this class action asking for a declaratory judgment confirming “a minor’s right to disaffirm in-app purchases…” That is, the complaint  Read more

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