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Valve Beats Loot Box Gambling Lawsuit in Latest Blow to Parents

Jan. 10, 2022, 6:06 PM

Valve Corp. beat a proposed class suit by parents alleging it failed to disclose gambling-like features in games with embedded loot boxes just a week after another federal court rejected a similar suit against Apple.

Here, a Washington federal court said the plaintiffs can’t support their claims because they didn’t see the allegedly deceptive materials.

Loot boxes are virtual grab-bags acquired with virtual currency that’s either collected during game play or purchased with real money.

Grace Galway and Brenda Shoss allege that Valve supported illegal gambling in games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

Counter Strike players can spend real ...