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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

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Zynga Social Slots Are Unlawful Gambling Games Class Action

Zynga, Inc. makes what it calls Social Slots Games, which are gambling-style games developed for online play. Although Zynga offers the games as downloadable “for free,” users eventually run out of free chips or coins and must pay real money to replenish their stock continue to play. The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

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Apple Alleged to Break Gambling Laws with Zynga Apps Class Action

What responsibility do sellers like Apple’s App Store have for the games they offer? This class action alleges that Apple, Inc. bears responsibility for selling gambling games created by Zynga, Inc., such as casino-style slot machines and table games that it claims are illegal under state gambling laws.  Read more

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“Free” Gambling Apps, In-App Purchases, and State Law Investigation

Are free gambling apps subject to state gambling laws? What about if they offer in-app purchases, so that players pay real money to keep playing? Are these gambling apps legal, or are the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store profiting from illegal gambling? We’re launching an investigation to sort this out.  Read more

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Disney Movie Club Automatic Renewal California Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Buena Vista Catalogue Co., which does business as Disney Movie Club, claiming that it enrolled consumers in automatic renewal or continuous service subscriptions without meeting all requirements of California’s Automatic Renewal Law and other state consumer protection laws. Among other things, the law requires that companies present consumers  Read more

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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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Big Fish Casino and Slots Games Settlement

A settlement has been reached in two class actions against Big Fish Games, Inc., Churchill Downs, Incorporated, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., and Aristocrat Leisure, Ltd. and certain of their gambling games. The complaints claimed that the sale of virtual chips in Big Fish Casino, Jackpot Magic Slots, and Epic Diamond Slots violated gambling laws in the  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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