After being put on notice by the Washington State Gambling commission, Valve had been required to reply to them in a time bound manner. The deadline given for Valve’s reply was October 17th. However it appears that Valve will not be able to make the deadline as they have not put forth a reply to the Gambling commission.
The WSGC ( Washington State Gambling commission ) have updated new information about the situation. The letter clearly states that while Valve have not replied within the deadline they have committed to a reply within a day. Valve is expected to draft a reply by 18th October 2016.
Excerpts from the letter :
New Information: October 17, 2016 Washington State Gambling Commission Headquarters, LACEY,
Washington – October 17, 2016.
At the close of business on October 14, 2016, a representative of Valve Corporation notified Commission staff that the company is still working on a reply to the Commission’s Letter and a reply will be provided Monday, October 17, 2016. Director David Trujillo said “I am disappointed that Valve Corporation missed Friday’s deadline, but encouraged that they have committed to responding today. I look forward to reviewing their response in detail.” The Commission previously told Valve Corporation to stop allowing the transfer of virtual weapons knows as “skins” for gambling activities through the company’s Steam Platform. Valve Corporation had until October 14, 2016 to respond and explain how it is in full compliance with Washington’s gambling laws or risk having the Gambling Commission take additional civil or criminal action against the company. Commissioner Chris Stearns said “The type of approach Valve decides to take will be very important.” The Washington State Gambling Commission was created to protect the public by ensuring gambling is legal and honest.