The CS:GO Lotto controversy is finally winding down, though it might not have the resolution most have been hoping for. Those not familiar with the scandal, it basically involved prominent YouTube personalities Trever “TmarTn” Martin, and Tom “ProSyndicate” Cassell who used their channels to promote and encourage watchers to gamble for CS:GO skins without telling anyone they owned a stake in the company.
The FTC’s (Federal Trade Commission) settlement with the YouTubers mandate that they must “clearly and conspicuously” disclose all endorsements and connections with other endorsers, and submit a compliance report to the FTC in one year, and keep a variety of records relating to their accounting, marketing materials, consumer complaints and more for the next 10 years.
Unfortunately, no actual penalties were imposed. Yep, this means Martin and Cassell get to keep whatever money they pocketed from this little scam, nor are they serving any jail time.
You can read the entire settlement right here.
Thoughts on the matter, everyone? Should Martin and Cassell get some jail time or maybe give back whatever they earned from misleading their viewers? Do you think these two have learned anything from this at all?