Following backlash and a string of lawsuits, Valve is finally clamping down the gambling ecosystem that has formed around its games, threatening to ban users and websites that encourage such practices from Steam. Back in 2011, the gaming giant launched a feature on Steam that allowed users to exchange in-game items for money and other merchandise. This soon grew into a trend, setting off a series of spin-off websites aiming to offer users the chance to bet the items they’ve collected for a chance to win real money. Valve’s decision comes after a number of reports that surfaced recently, claiming minors have been using such websites to gamble…

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