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Playtika, Caesars Settle Illegal Gambling Suit For $38 Million

Feb. 12, 2021, 7:53 PM

Israel-based game developer Playtika Ltd. and Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc., which purports to be the world’s largest online gaming company, will pay $38 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging their offerings constitute illegal gambling under Washington law, under a deal that got final approval on Thursday.

Plaintiff Sean Wilson in 2018 brought unlawful gambling claims against Playtika and Caesars, which is a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, after losing about $10 by playing Playtika’s slot machines. The lawsuit, which includes claims related to apps like Slotomania, House of Fun, Caesars Slots, and Vegas Downtown Slots, claimed the games constitute illegal gambling ...