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Thread Contributor: bayatthoughts on CS:GO gambling shit going down
#1
if you don't know what it's about:

i stole this from reddit
Quote:I'll explain this as if I'm talking about someone not familiar with CS:GO at all:
CS:GO is a very popular online video game created by a company called Valve Software (the guys who make the Steam PC game platform).
One of the big draws to the game, besides its competitive gameplay, is unlocking skins for your guns.
As players play the game, they are awarded with "crates", which can be unlocked by keys. These keys are purchased from the creator of CS:GO (Valve) for a price that's based on market price (like $2~).
Once you open a crate, you are awarded with a random skin for your gun.
Lots of games do stuff like this, but where things take a turn is that Valve allows for the player to sell these skins on their marketplace for real money (that goes into your Steam account). Skins can range from costing a few cents to thousands of dollars (once again, based on scarcity, demand, etc).
What's even bigger than this, however, is that Valve has made the API for their skins system open, so people can make their own third party programs that use them (sort of how like sites can use your FB account to log in, post, etc).
Here's where the gambling sites come in. There are hundreds of sites out there that use Valve's API to allow you to wager your skins and bet on stuff. Since they're using game items, they're not "technically" gambling, but due to all these items having a real world value, it gets into a pretty grey area.
The reason this became a big deal online is that it was discovered that two major Youtube CS:GO personalities (who have a combined 10 million subscribers) that regularly post gambling videos about their major wins betting CS:GO skins (with titles like "HOW TO WIN $14,000 IN 30 MINUTES!") actually were the two owners of the site they bet on.
There was never any mention that these guys owned the site, or that they were anything other than just regular users who came across it. The idea now is that they could have easily rigged the site so they win big money, in order to convince their 10 million followers (many of which are children) to use the site as well.
The reactions for this are about a few topics. For one, people are upset at these Youtubers for deceiving their fans and encouraging them to gamble away their money on their sites by showing them potentially rigged videos. Another problem is that a large amount of the 10 million subscribers of these two guys are children, and sites like these are essentially promoting gambling to young kids who couldn't legally do it otherwise.
The last big point this raises is what is Valve's (CS:GO creators) responsibility in all this. A lot have criticized them for essentially turning a blind eye towards this huge market of CS:GO item gambling. They allow there to be a cash value to these items, and they allow third parties to use sites. They also haven't worked to shut down the hundreds of CS:GO gambling sites out there.
That's it in a nutshell. It's a pretty interesting topic.


and here's a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8fU2QG-lV0

thoughts?
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#2
"who gives a shit people do illegal stuff all the time"

that was my first thought when i first saw it
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#3
[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=yellow,left]i got Scam on clubb penguine By "Tip the icberg' and FOX news didnt Raise one FUCK about me,,,,, this genration can SUFFER[/shadow][/glow]
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Ottercookies2 Wrote:[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=yellow,left]i got Scam on clubb penguine By "Tip the icberg' and FOX news didnt Raise one FUCK about me,,,,, this genration can SUFFER[/shadow][/glow]
I got scammed in runescape when I was like 11
I don't want to disappoint you
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#5
It's about setting a precedent to scare people away. Whatever happens, thousands involved in this sort of thing will get off scot-free, and unregulated CS:GO gambling will continue in some shape or form.

Valve can handle themselves and they'll find a way out of this. They don't need to save face or anything.
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Popcorn897 Wrote:
Ottercookies2 Wrote:[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=yellow,left]i got Scam on clubb penguine By "Tip the icberg' and FOX news didnt Raise one FUCK about me,,,,, this genration can SUFFER[/shadow][/glow]
I got scammed in runescape when I was like 11
[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=yellow,left]that"S fucked up bro,, im Sorrey for your Loss...[/shadow][/glow]
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#7
Roundel Wrote:"who gives a shit people do illegal stuff all the time"

that was my first thought when i first saw it
yeah but idk man i think this time the two guys mentioned in the video (t1mrtmartini and sydinckicate) might get fucked in the ass
or nothing might happen
who knows
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#8
sundays Wrote:It's about setting a precedent to scare people away. Whatever happens, thousands involved in this sort of thing will get off scot-free, and unregulated CS:GO gambling will continue in some shape or form.

Valve can handle themselves and they'll find a way out of this. They don't need to save face or anything.
it's not about the unregulated gambling, but about the fact that they had a site that was possibly rigged and made videos on it without mentioning

valve isnt the one needing to save face here
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#9
Bayat Wrote:
Roundel Wrote:"who gives a shit people do illegal stuff all the time"

that was my first thought when i first saw it
yeah but idk man i think this time the two guys mentioned in the video (t1mrtmartini and sydinckicate) might get fucked in the ass
or nothing might happen
who knows
yeah but like, its just another illegal business operation, tons of ppl get convicted every year of doing shady business
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#10
I hope they're going to have ever loving godawful legal shit rained down on their dumbfuck lying faces.

I then hope they go to jail for a long time.
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#11
Popcorn897 Wrote:
Ottercookies2 Wrote:[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=yellow,left]i got Scam on clubb penguine By "Tip the icberg' and FOX news didnt Raise one FUCK about me,,,,, this genration can SUFFER[/shadow][/glow]
I got scammed in runescape when I was like 11

really, if you haven't been scammed on runescape in your childhood, did you actually have a childhood?
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#12
Maxwell_Edison Wrote:
Popcorn897 Wrote:
Ottercookies2 Wrote:[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=yellow,left]i got Scam on clubb penguine By "Tip the icberg' and FOX news didnt Raise one FUCK about me,,,,, this genration can SUFFER[/shadow][/glow]
I got scammed in runescape when I was like 11

really, if you haven't been scammed on runescape in your childhood, did you actually have a childhood?

That's pretty true, but it made me quit Runescape forever
I don't want to disappoint you
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#13
Popcorn897 Wrote:
Maxwell_Edison Wrote:
Popcorn897 Wrote:
Ottercookies2 Wrote:[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=yellow,left]i got Scam on clubb penguine By "Tip the icberg' and FOX news didnt Raise one FUCK about me,,,,, this genration can SUFFER[/shadow][/glow]
I got scammed in runescape when I was like 11

really, if you haven't been scammed on runescape in your childhood, did you actually have a childhood?

That's pretty true, but it made me quit Runescape forever

wimp.
[Image: 929bfaccc0e130bd8fdb925412a227f2.png]
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#14
Maxwell_Edison Wrote:
Popcorn897 Wrote:
Maxwell_Edison Wrote:
Popcorn897 Wrote:
Ottercookies2 Wrote:[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=yellow,left]i got Scam on clubb penguine By "Tip the icberg' and FOX news didnt Raise one FUCK about me,,,,, this genration can SUFFER[/shadow][/glow]
I got scammed in runescape when I was like 11

really, if you haven't been scammed on runescape in your childhood, did you actually have a childhood?

That's pretty true, but it made me quit Runescape forever

wimp.
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#15
https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive...ng_update/

csgo gambling is now officialy over
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#16
tmartn's bout to get the biggest dick in his life
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#17
yoo phantoml0rd exposed as CSGO Shuffle owner lol
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