SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — A group of more than 30 consumers is suing multiple companies, alleging violation of Washington state and federal gambling laws.
The consumers filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Aug. 4 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Valve Corporation, CSGOLOTTO Inc., OPSKINS Group, Inc., James Varga, Phantomlord Inc., CSGO Shuffle, Trevor A. Martin, and Thomas Cassell, alleging they allowed their users to link accounts to online gambling websites.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs suffered damages from having valve's steam users able to participate in online gambling. The plaintiffs allege the defendants allowed users under the age of 21 to participate in online gambling despite being aware of this illegal practice.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, damages, restitution of all monies wrongfully obtained, injunctive relief against the defendant, all legal fees and interest, and all other relief the court deems just. Their legal reprensentation includes attorneys Kim D. Stephens and Jason T. Dennett of Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC in Seattle, Jasper D. Ward IV, Alex C. Davis and Patrick Walsh of Jones Ward PLC in Louisville, Kentucky, and Paul C. Whalen of Law Offices of Paul C. Whalen PC in Manhasset, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington Case number 2:16-cv-01227-JCC