According to complaints recently discussed in the news, casino apps in the App Store allow players to buy virtual cash using real money.
The lawsuit, taking place in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, considers the involvement of the technology giant in supporting non-regulated gambling.
The gravamen focuses on social casino apps provided by Apple
Interestingly, the lawsuit has been filed by two gamblers who play at social casinos constantly. With respect to a considerable amount of money spent on this entertainment, stated by complainants, the court intends to give consideration to disgorgement.
However, the major accusation relates to the App Store that offers social casino applications, which are addictive to players but extremely profitable to Apple, at the same time. It is assumed that the company gets much profit from hosting them – up to thirty percent. The complaint underlines that both casino operators and Apple have mutually beneficial partnerships with the company being well aware of the services’ illegal nature. Moreover, it has been revealed that the tech corporation shares data on players’ behavior with developers as well as processes in-app transactions.
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