After Valve announced they were taking action against CSGO gambling sites last week, it seems like the company is finally following through. Yesterday, Valve sent this letter to 23 of the largest CSGO gambling sites on the web. The letter said:
We are aware that you are operating one of the gambling sites listed below. You are using Steam accounts to conduct this business. Your use of Steam is subject to the terms of the Steam Subscriber Agreement (“SSA”). Under the SSA Steam and Steam services are licensed for persona, non-commercial use only. Your commercial use of Steam accounts is unlicensed and in violation of the SSA. You should immediately cease and desist further use of your Steam accounts for any commercial purposes. If you fail to do this within ten (10) days Valve will pursue all available remedies including without limitation terminating your accounts.
While some likes are looking into remedies for this issue, many are just giving up and closing, either temporarily or permanently.