In a filing with Grays Harbor Superior Court, the Quinault Indian Nation has filed a lawsuit for damages against Valve Corporation, the creators of the video game Counter-Strike and the software distribution platform Steam, saying that the company is conducting online gambling and is in violation with the Consumer Protection Act.” Quinault Indian Nation sues video game maker Valve
“Imagine putting up a neon sign for a crackhouse. That’s what a video slot machine is for some people,” Sarah Paul, (a behavior health counselor) said. “It’s a bright, flashy sign for an addict.” “People don’t like to think about gambling addiction. But it can — and very often does — cause the same kind of destruction as drug addiction or alcoholism,” Paul said. “We are seeing people who gamble away entire inheritances. Paychecks. And these are people who we...
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