Tag Archives: CSGO Lounge

BOS Speaker: Moritz Maurer – Betgenius – Let the games begin

Moritz Maurer is the Head of Esports at Betgenius. Ahead of Betting on Sports 2016 (#bettingonsports), at which there’ll be four esports focused panels in total and one of which Moritz will be leading, we caught up with him to talk skin betting, how to approach esports fans and desktop vs mobile. SBC: Are you surprised it took as long as …

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Phil Kornychev – Virtual Drama in esports – The skin betting story

Phil Kornyshev is the co-founder of PVP.ME, a live esports betting platform. Having spoken at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam earlier this year, now he has turned his attention to exploring the recent skins betting drama for SBC News. Heres’ what he had to say…  The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, …

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CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge officially cease skins betting

This week via their respective Facebook pages both CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge announced that they would be shutting down their skins betting functions with immediate effect. Both companies operate under Lounges, which itself is mostly owned by ESForce Holding, a company owned by Russian investor Alisher Usmanov who has been heavily involved in the esports scene in Eastern Europe. CSGO Lounge, …

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Valve issues cease and desist notice to 23 skins betting sites

Valve has followed up on its announcement with action by issuing cease and desist notices to no less than 23 skins betting sites. Most notably this included CSGO Lounge, a hugely popular site for betting with skins from the game. Another site, CSGOBig, published a copy of the letter it received which also listed all of the sites targeted in the …

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CSGO player opens lawsuit against Valve over ‘illegal gambling’

The company behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve, has been accused by a player of allowing and facilitating illegal wagering on the game. There are numerous sites in which players can trade and wager skins, that is in-game items, which are worth substantial amounts of money. Sites such as CSGO Lounge, CSGO skins, and CSGO Diamonds allow this trading and Valve …

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