If you’re up to date with everything related to Counter-Strike then you might know about CSGO Lounge which is the largest Counter-Strike skin betting website. Valve recently shot them down with a cease-and-desist letter and the site has said that it’s planning to comply with the letter but in a different way. It’s now trying to go legit. CSGO Lounge is applying to get a proper gambling license.
CSGO Lounge founder said in a statement on the site following the letter being sent by Valve and no further communication from the company regarding the matter, they have decided to apply for a license to legally operate in most of the countries so that they are able to legally accept esports bets.
The founder also mentioned that now that the site is going legit, it’s going to adhere to local gambling laws in countries where it will be available. Access will be limited in places where online gambling is not allowed.
Users from the following regions will not be able to make bets but will be able to withdraw their previous winnings and deposits: Belgium, France, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Martinique, French Polynesia, Reunion, Mayotte, Turkey, Spain, Scotland, Israel, United Kingdom and United States.