Steam requesting gambling sites to cease operations
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Blogpost from steam themselves: http://store.steampowered.com/news/22883/

Seems like Valve is done with all those CS:GO gambling sites popping up. They're sending out notices to Steam gambling sites requesting them to cease operations as it's not allowed per their 

Using the OpenID API and making the same web calls as Steam users to run a gambling business is not allowed by our API nor our user agreements. We are going to start sending notices to these sites requesting they cease operations through Steam, and further pursue the matter as necessary. Users should probably consider this information as they manage their in-game item inventory and trade activity.
#2
There's been a lot of discussion on this for sometime now. I know h3h3 did a video over the subject a while. This sucks for anyone who enjoyed getting involved in CS:GO betting. I'm curious what that community will transition to as an alternative.
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#3
Bit of a shame really, was quite entertaining watching someone lose $3000 worth of items on a Friday night. I think maybe CS:GO should have an official betting site, or something similar.
Shame but I guess it's in their best interest!
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#4
Aslong they allow Bot & Trading Bots I'm fine, cause I have already made up some good alternatives and solutions.
And about the whole thing, I saw it comming. I called this 6 months ago and now it happend. I do like the whole thing but on the other hand it is good they finally fight it, cause not all the websites are legit and there have been a ton of scams around.

(07-13-2016, 08:23 PM)Albus Wrote: There's been a lot of discussion on this for sometime now. I know h3h3 did a video over the subject a while. This sucks for anyone who enjoyed getting involved in CS:GO betting. I'm curious what that community will transition to as an alternative.

Aslong bots won't be banned its fine there are some other ways to verify you are a steam account owner. Wink
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As an update to this:

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(07-20-2016, 05:37 PM)Albus Wrote: As an update to this:

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Oh snap, thanks for that - I really wonder why they are cracking down on it all, might of ruined the marketplace as such.
Looks like there won't be a work-around anytime soon!
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#7
@StrandedBanana, with Valve getting hit by a few lawsuits in the past few years over their gambling-like nature of crates in CS:GO and the recent revelations in the CS:GO betting community, it's likely time they needed to put a foot down.
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(07-20-2016, 10:06 PM)StrandedBanana Wrote:
(07-20-2016, 05:37 PM)Albus Wrote: As an update to this:
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Looks like there won't be a work-around anytime soon!

I'm not sure if that's entirely true. 
Not how they specifically say it's unlicenced use.
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Maybe steam is going to start selling licences for gambling rights.
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