The letter demands the gambling sites to change practices in the next 10 days or Valve will “pursue all available remedies including without limitation terminating your accounts.”
US.- Valve has issued and sent Cease and Desist Letter to 23 Counter-Strike gambling sites. The letter demand the 23 sites to change practices in the next 10 days or the company will “pursue all available remedies including without limitation terminating your accounts.”
So far, one of the most popular Counter-Strike gambling sites, CS:GO Big, uploaded a high-resolution version of the letter and announced it would be disabling deposits and temporarily shutting down. Another popular betting site, CS:GO Wild, pinned a tweet pointing towards a video titled “CS:GO gambling sites say goodbye,” cribbing a farewell scene from Furious 7.
“We are posting this as a PSA for everyone to be aware that other sites are affected too,” wrote the website CS:GO Big, “and anyone who has items on other sites SHOULD withdraw them if they claim they will continue to operate.”
“We are aware that you are operating one of the gambling sites listed below,” reads the Valve’s letter. “You are using Steam accounts to conduct this business. Your use of Steam is subject to the terms of the Steam Subscriber Agreement (“SSA”). Under the SSA Steam and Steam services are licensed for persona, non-commercial use only. Your commercial use of Steam accounts is unlicensed and in violation of the SSA. You should immediately cease and desist further use of your Steam accounts for any commercial purposes. If you fail to do this within ten (10) days Valve will pursue all available remedies including without limitation terminating your accounts.”