Apple is the subject of a complaint lodged with the US District Court for the Northern District of California which alleges that the company has been complicit with encouraging online gambling.
The lawsuit has been launched on behalf of Donald Nelson and Cheree Bibbs, two social casino players who have spent at least $15,000 on virtual casino chips.
According to the compliant, Apple has allowed free-to-play social casino apps which allow you to buy in-game currency with real money and gamble in numerous products that are linked to the traditional casino experience.
The complaint also states that such games are “extraordinarily profitable and highly addictive.” The lawsuit targets Apple specifically, because the company is making a 30% cut on these apps, and as such, it believes that it's a facilitator and complicit with what is happening.
According to the complaint, consumers spent some $6bn on virtual chips in 2020 alone. This essentially puts Apple in violation of state law, which states that slot machines are illegal.
While the legality of casinos remains an open matter, there are many crypto gaming options to explore. Casino sites as Bitcasino, FortuneJack, and 1xBit are open and accepting players who are of the legal gambling age.