16 August 2016 - 22:37

CSGO Lounge shutting down skin betting

Surprise. Absolutely no more skin betting on the CSGO Lounge website.
Dot Esports

In a post on CSGO Lounge’s steam community group page, the site has announced that there will no longer be skin betting.

The post expressed that this change is effective immediately. This comes just days after the parent company of Virtus.Pro, ESForce Holdings, was found to hold a 90% share in the company.

After the 10 day warning period from Valve’s initial cease and desist letter to many of the gambling sites, CSGO Lounge announced it would pursue a gambling license. It seems that venture may be put on hold or reserved for the incoming new features, which details are unannounced. CSGO Lounge will primarily work as an information center for now. 

“Lounge will continue as an esports entertainment and information platform with new features to be released very soon,” the post said on behalf of Robert “Borewik” Borewik and teams behind CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge.

As the weeks go on, more comes out about these betting websites. With CSGO Lounge being the largest and heralded as the least casino-like and now shutting down their betting system, this could be the final sign that the era of betting in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is closing and quickly at that. 

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