On Jan. 7, 2022, a U.S. federal court dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by parents of children against Valve for gambling with CS:GO items, leaving no room for appeal. The suit was one of many accusing Valve of facilitating unregulated gambling on third-party sites where players could use CS:GO skins and keys as currency (some worth as much as thousands of dollars). The most popular site for trading skins, keys, and cases is the CSGO Lounge.

In 2016, the news of teenagers purchasing CS:GO case keys with their parents' credit cards reached a wide resonance. The plaintiffs claimed that Valve was actually disguising unlicensed gambling under the guise of lootboxes because the company did not specify the chance of dropping items. Valve was accused of violating consumer protection laws by misleading. Affected users noted that even online casinos indicate the odds of winning in their games. For example, getting free spins on Starburst slot after reading the article https://topcadcasinos.net/no-deposit-free-spins/starburst-slot/, you clearly know that the game's RTP is 96.01%.

Valve argued in a lawsuit that lootboxes are not gambling under the U.S. legal system. Moreover, the company argued that it does not endorse or support such "online roulette" with items from CS:GO.

The court, in the proceedings, found no involvement of "online roulette" to Valve: the company does not own the resources using its API and also does not provide support for such services. The latter lawsuit was dismissed because the plaintiffs' position was unproven: the parents were not users of CS:GO or other Valve products and therefore could not read any statements from the company.