In what’s quickly becoming the class action trenddu jour, two more gaming companies have been hit with a lawsuit over the alleged illegality of their online casino games under Washington state law. The 18-page complaint, which mirrors similar proposed class actions filed this week, claims Double Down Interactive, LLC and International Game Technology’s Double Down Casino is not a free-to-play game as advertised, but rather an unlawful game of chance masquerading as an “innocuous” videogame. The lawsuit charges the defendants are responsible for injury to proposed class members in that the individuals would not have lost money wagering on the companies’ games of chance hadWashington’s prohibition on online gamblingbeen observed.
The lawsuit seeks from the court an order for the defendants to cease the operation of its gambling games and to recover all lost money, including interest, to proposed class members. The plaintiff claims he’s wagered and lost more than $1,000 playing the defendants’ games since 2016.
“As it stands, [the defendants] have retained millions of dollars in profits generated from their unlawful games of chance and should not be permitted to retain those ill-gotten profits,” the complaint argues.