The Deal About the Huuuge Casino Class Action Settlement
A class action lawsuit was filed against Huuuge Casino, Billionaire Casino, and Stars Slots for allegedly tricking consumers into in-app purchases by offering so-called free-to-play casino games, such as slots, blackjack, and poker.
According to the class action lawsuit, Huuuge Inc., the maker of various online slot games and apps, preyed upon consumers who are susceptible to gambling addictions by hooking them in with their free-to-play games.
The app developer was accused of violating Washington state laws on “games of chance.” Users “get hooked” when they are initially offered free chips to start playing various casino games. They then spend significant amounts of real money with a deal on thousands more of chips at a special rate when they ran out of chips so they can continue playing. The chips were sold at $4.99 to $49.99 at a time. This mimics gambling games in casinos and constitutes an exploitation of “the same psychological triggers as casino operators” by skirting Washington gambling laws.
You can read more about the case under the name: Wilson, et al. v. Huuuge Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-05276, W.D. WA.
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Huuuge Casino Agrees to A $6.5 Million Settlement
Huuuge Casino does not admit to any wrongdoing but has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle and end the class action lawsuit.
Additionally, resources about video game disorders will be included within Huuuge Casino’s apps for Washington residents, and users can choose to exclude themselves from the game. Players will also be able to play the games for free and will no longer have to purchase additional chips in order to continue playing.
The settlement agreement states that “based on their comprehensive examination and evaluation of the law and facts relating to the matters at issue, Class Counsel have concluded that the terms and conditions of this Agreement are fair, reasonable, and adequate to resolve the alleged claims of the Settlement Class and that it is in the best interests of the Settlement Class Members to settle.”
The settlement benefits those who played Huuuge Casino, Billionaire Casino, Stars Slots, and other Huuuge Social Casino Games prior to August 30, 2020.
Affected consumers can claim awards based on:
- The total dollar amount of in-app game purchases made;
- Whether the Class Member is subject to an arbitration agreement; and
- The total number of claims submitted.
An estimating tool is available on the settlement website.
Valid claim forms must be submitted by November 30, 2020, online or by mail, accompanied by a Notice ID and Confirmation Code which is available on personalized Settlement Notices that the class action members will receive. Those who did not receive a notice are required to provide their contact information and Player ID number which they can get by going to the settings menu in the apps they used.
The deadline for exclusion or objection to the class action settlement is also set on November 30, 2020. The final hearing is scheduled for January 7, 2021.
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Editor’s note on the Huuuge Casino Class Action Settlement:
This piece is written about the recent Huuuge Casino, Billionaire Casino, and Stars Slots Class Action Settlement. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit settlement, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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