YouTubers promoted their own CS:GO gambling site without disclosure

By Shabana Arif, Monday, 4 July 2016 16:33 GMT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling melodrama deepens with revelation of YouTubers involvement in CS:GO gambling site.

Valve has recently come under fire for running an “illegal online gambling market,” with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the controversy continues with Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Tom “ProSyndicate” Cassell promoting CS:GO skin gambling site CSGOlotto without disclosing the fact that they own it.

The discovery was made by YouTuber HonorTheCall, who found out that Martin is the director of the site, while Cassell is the vice president.

The pair are claiming that their involvement has never been hidden from their audience, but h3h3 Productions’ research team found no mention in either YouTuber’s videos – or the accompanying descriptions – that they were owners of the site.

Martin has insisted that he wasn’t affiliated with the site when he initially began promoting it, but the company charter shown in the video above makes it quite clear that he’s telling porkies.

Another issue is that there are no age restrictions on what is essentially a gambling site.

Failing to disclose their involvement with the company is in violation of YouTube’s guidelines, and despite retroactively amending their video descriptions to state their interest, we’ve yet to see whether or not YouTube are going to act on this.

Take a look at the video for a more detailed description of how it all went down.

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