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People Are Gambling With Battlegrounds Skins Now

Wednesday, November 15, 2017  
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Last year, Valve issued 23 stern cease and desist letters to sites that ran Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling sites. A year later, not only are a handful of sites still taking bets for CS:GO skin roulettes, but the market has spread into great, wide world of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds skins. Since the beginning of this year, at least ten Battlegrounds skin gambling sites have cropped up.

 

The model for gambling Battlegrounds skins looks the same as it has been for CS:GO gambling businesses. Players will deposit Battlegrounds skins from their Steam accounts into an online pool for roulette, coin flipping, jackpot, blackjack or a raffle. Once a winner is chosen, they receive all the skins in the pool or another skin, ideally higher-end, or coins. One Battlegrounds skin gambling site, DaPUBG.com, took in about 10 skins every minute for bets, I observed.  Click HERE to read more...


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