Well, the first blow of litigation has been struck against Tmartn and ProSyndicate.
According to a report from ESPN's Jacob Wolf, a new class action lawsuit against Valve has been filed in Florida yesterday by a mother on behalf of her son, a minor. The allegations point to Valve for knowingly allowing, and profiting, from teenagers participating in illegal and unregulated gambling of in-game cosmetic skins through third party sites. This is the second such lawsuit in as many weeks.
Today that lawsuit was updated to include Trevor 'Tmartn' Martin and Thomas 'ProSyndicate' Cassell, owners of CSGO Lotto Inc. These two were caught deceiving their audience by playing and winning on CSGO Lotto without disclosing that they owned the site.
The mother in question is seeking damages and restitution, stating that all three parties knowingly violated federal anti-racketeering statutes and Florida consumer protection laws.
We've covered the issue of skin betting fairly extensively in recent weeks - Valve's very likely to be at fault here, mainly due to their lassiez-faire maintenance of their API, and unlimited access by third party sites to the marketplace.
Skin gambling is worth upwards of $7 billion dollars annually according to a report from Narus Advisors.
With all of these new scandals popping up daily, regulation can't come soon enough. Stay tuned as more develops - this is only one of the opening salvos in what's sure to be an ongoing issue for weeks to come.