Four gaming companies hit with online gambling lawsuits

In both Big Fish class action lawsuits, the plaintiffs and Class Members are represented by Todd Logan, Rafey S. Balabanian and Brandt Silver-Korn of Edelson PC, and Janissa A. Strabuk of Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC. The Big Fish Casino Illegal Gambling Class Action Lawsuits are Kater, et al. v. Churchill Downs Inc., et al., Case 2:15-cv-00612, and Thimmegowda v. Big Fish Games, et al., Case If you played Big Fish Casino, Jackpot Magic Slots, or Epic Diamond Slots, you may be part of a class action settlement. Important Dates. January 4, 2021 — Claim Form Deadline. January 4, 2021 — Exclusion Deadline. January 4, 2021 — Objection Deadline. February 11, 2021 — Final Hearing Date. A settlement has been reached in class action lawsuits against Big Fish Games, Inc., Churchill Big Fish social casino owner, Aristocrat Technologies, and former owner Churchill Downs face a new class-action lawsuit that accuses the companies of offering illegal gambling in Washington State. These lawsuits follow a ruling last month from a federal appeals court that found Big Fish Games’ casino games violate Washington state law governing online gambling. The latest lawsuits, four Big Fish Casino allegedly offers tokens with an assigned value; Virtual chips cannot be cashed out; players must buy more chips to keep playing; Second lawsuit against Big Fish Casino in which plaintiff seeks to recover losses; Owner Aristocrat Leisure vows to fight the lawsuit; A mobile gamer has launched a class action lawsuit against online gaming platform Big Fish Games Inc. The lawsuit The company was embroiled in two class action lawsuits in the US relating to its Big Fish Games casual gaming division. Aristocrat purchased Big Fish two years ago in a $1.3 billion deal. The latter company develops digital social casino games such as blackjack, poker, and slots. Big Fish’s games are free to download but players need to buy virtual chips to continue playing. Shortly after Big Fish Games operated Big Fish Casino and offered a series of purportedly free casino games that used virtual chips which players can earn by playing and winning, or purchasing them for real cash. Kater’s suit was initially dismissed by a US District Court judge in 2016. In 2018, however, a federal appeals court overruled this decision, stating that Big Fish Casino was in violation of Big Fish Games Lays Off Staff as Judge Approves $155 Million Class Action Settlement for Former Players. Posted on: September 4, 2020, 07:02h. Last updated on: September 4, 2020, 09:52h. Big Fish Casino is a series of games like slots, blackjack, and roulette that use virtual chips. We’ve followed up with Big Fish about changes to its games as a result of this settlement, and PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Angeion Group today announced that a proposed settlement has been reached in class action lawsuits against Big Fish Games, Inc., Churchill Downs Incorporated, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., and Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. (“Defendants”), alleging claims based on the sale of virtual chips in the following social casino-style games: Big Fish Casino

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