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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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Card-Shufflers and Allegedly Fraudulent Patents Antitrust Class Action

This complaint makes antitrust allegations against three related companies—Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), Bally Technologies, Inc. (BTI), and Bally Gaming, Inc. (BGI, formerly SHFL Entertainment or Shuffle Master). The companies make automatic card shufflers, and the complaint asserts they “procured patents by fraud and then asserted those patents in sham lawsuits against competitors,” to exclude other  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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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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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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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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