Valve's Gambling Problem

Despite some major controversies in the past, games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive continue to support a thriving, unregulated gambling scene. And these days, Valve seems pretty disinterested about trying to police this space. We take a look at what that's meant for players who've gambled away life-altering amounts of money and try to make sense of Valve's decision not to step in and do something about it.

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Created by Quintin Smith:

And Anni Sayers:

0:00 - 1:52 Intro
1:53 - 14:57 The creation of Steam's back-door casinos
14:58 - 22:31 Speaking to CS:GO's problem gamblers
22:32 - 23:21 Why this problem is bigger than CS:GO
23:22 - 33:23 How Valve profits from these sites
33:24 - 36:23 Taking these questions to Valve
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