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Playtika’s Online Slot Machine Games

November 25th, 2020

August 2020: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement that would provide class members with cash awards in an amount that depends on how much they spent on in-app purchases while playing games and the number of class members who file claims. The company also agreed to give players the option to


Gambling Games in Apple’s App Store

November 19th, 2020

In October 2020, multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against Apple, Inc. for allegedly promoting illegal virtual gambling games – including slots, blackjack, roulette, poker, keno, and bingo – in its App Store. Plaintiffs claim that even though the games are initially free to download and play, players must use real money to buy more of


Gambling Games in the Google Play Store

November 19th, 2020

In October 2020, multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against Google for allegedly promoting illegal virtual gambling games – including casino slot machines, blackjack, roulette, and poker – in the Google Play Store. Plaintiffs claim that even though the games are initially free to download and play, players need to use real money to purchase the


Electronic Arts Sports Video Games

August 28th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the video game company Electronic Arts alleging that the age-ratings for its sports video games – including FIFA soccer, Madden NFL, NHL, and NBA Live – fail to adequately disclose that the Ultimate Team Packs in the games are loot boxes, which according to the complaint,


Supercell’s Video Games

August 24th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Supercell for allegedly failing to disclose in its age ratings and Parents Guide that video games – including Clash Royale and Brawl Stars –use Loot Boxes, which, according to the complaint, are a form of gambling and violate California state law. (Mai et al v. Supercell


The Security of Information Collected for Zynga Games

June 24th, 2020

In April 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the mobile game company Zynga Inc. for allegedly misleadingly promising that it takes “reasonable and appropriate security measures” to protect the personal data it collects from players when, according to the complaint, the company did not use adequate measures to protect users’ personal data. According to


Big Fish Games

May 2nd, 2019

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Big Fish Games for allegedly offering slot machines and casino games that are free to download and providing first-time visitors with free “chips” to use to play the games when, according to the complaint, consumers need to purchase chips to continue playing the games after they


Sony’s Marketing of Fortnite and other Games

February 25th, 2019

In January 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sony Interactive Entertainment for allegedly deceptively marketing games, including the popular video game Fortnite. According to the complaint, the company markets that the games can be downloaded for free or at a small cost when, according to plaintiffs, the games are “highly addictive” and designed to


World OutGames Miami 2017

January 24th, 2019

2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. Click here and here to see the dismissal orders. 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed regarding the marketing for the World OutGames Miami 2017 event. The complaint alleges that the marketers misleadingly continued to promote the 10-day event with sporting events,


Scientific Games Online Casino Games

June 25th, 2018

In April 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Scientific Games Corp. for allegedly misleadingly representing that its online casino games – including Jackpot Party Casino and Gold Fish Casino – are free-to-play when, according to the complaint, players need chips to play the games and, after they use all of the free chips given


GameStop’s Used Video Games

September 6th, 2017

July 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2014: A class-action was filed against GameStop (and later transferred to federal court in December) for allegedly misleading customers about the content and functionality of used video games, including Battlefield 3: Limited Edition, Assassin’s Creed III, NBA Live


Subscriptions for “Lord of the Rings”-related Interactive Games

July 26th, 2016

July 2016: The parties notified the court that they reached a settlement and expect to file a dismissal within 30 days. The terms of the settlement have not yet been disclosed. May 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Turbine, Inc. (a company offering monthly subscriptions for “Lord of the Rings”-related interactive games and other


Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Video Games

January 9th, 2014

In January 2014, a federal judge granted the parties’ joint motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging that ZeniMax Media Inc. and Bethesda Softworks LLC misleadingly market the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion video game. (The joint dismissal suggests the parties may have settled the case, but no settlement documents are publicly available at this time.)


Slotomania

November 25th, 2020

“Free” mobile slot game isn’t free for long.


Overwatch

November 13th, 2020

In March 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Activision Blizzard alleging that the age-rating for the video game “Overwatch” fails to disclose that the game uses loot boxes, which according to the complaint, is a form of gambling and violates California’s anti-gambling laws. (Dadmun et al v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., Case No. 37-2020-00020000, California


Fortnite Save the World

November 13th, 2020

February 2020: A federal judge dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim. Click here to read the court order. July 2019: This case was transferred from a court in California to one in North Carolina. (Case No. 19-cv-325, E.D.N.C.) February 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Epic Games, Inc. for allegedly using



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