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Popular online game operators face class action over ‘illegal’ gambling claims

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Online game gambling class action lawsuit overview: 

  • Who: Destiny Kennedy filed a class action lawsuit against VGW Holdings Limited, VGW Malta Limited, VGW Luckyland Inc. and VGW GP Limited. 
  • Why: Kennedy claims VGW is violating Georgia law by operating and marketing internet gambling websites Chumba Casino, Global Poker and LuckyLand Slots in the state. 
  • Where: The class action lawsuit was filed in Georgia federal court. 

An online social casino and poker game developer unlawfully operates and markets its internet gambling websites within the state of Georgia, a new class action lawsuit alleges. 

Plaintiff Destiny Kennedy’s class action lawsuit claims VGW Holdings Limited and its subsidiary companies violate Georgia Law by operating casino games on the websites Chumba, Luckyland and Global Poker. 

“Plaintiff lost approximately $1,150, playing the casino games of chance that are promoted and operated by VGW on these internet websites,” the online gambling class action says. 

Kennedy seeks to represent a class of Georgia consumers who suffered losses of money on Chumba Casino, Global Poker, or LuckyLand Slots and VGW during the applicable limitations period. 

Game operator misrepresents gambling websites as ‘just for fun,” class action claims

Kennedy argues VGW represents to Georgia citizens that the websites they operate are “just for fun gameplay” when, in reality, the sites are internet gambling casinos “where Georgia citizens and other customers and consumers wager and lose real money.” 

“VGW proactively defrauds Georgia citizens because VGW advertises that its operations are legitimate and legal when, in reality, VGW knowingly and willfully operates what constitutes an illegal gambling enterprise,” the online gambling class action says. 

Kennedy claims VGW is guilty of violating Georgia Code § 13-8-3. She demands a jury trial and requests an award of monetary relief for herself and all class members. 

A group of consumers filed a separate class action lawsuit against Roblox Corp., Satozuki Ltd., Studs Entertainment and RBLXWild Entertainment earlier this year over claims the companies worked together to allow minors to gamble online using in-game Robux currency. 

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The plaintiff is represented by Barry Williams. 

The Online game gambling class action lawsuit is Kennedy, et al. v. VGW Holdings Limited, et al., Case No. 1:24-cv-02184, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 

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