Washington Lawmakers Consider Bills To Protect Social Games From Gambling Lawsuits

Lawmakers in Washington state have introduced a pair of bills designed to protect video- and social-game developers from class action lawsuits by amending the definition of “illegal gambling games” in existing state law to specifically exclude most video games.

According to state law, gambling is defined as “the staking or risking something of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under the person’s control of influence, upon an agreement of understanding that the person or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome.”

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