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Apple sued for allowing ‘illegal’ gambling apps on the App Store

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, a new class action lawsuit blames Apple for hosting and profiting from casino-style apps through the App Store,.

Lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Columbia, it’s a class action “arising from Apple’s profiting from illegal gambling games

developed by Zynga and offered, sold, and distributed by Apple through its App

Store for consumers to download and play.”

The lawsuit says that the tech giant offers, sells, and distributes casino-style slot

machines, casino-style table games, and other common gambling games that “constitutes illegal gambling pursuant the law of various states” (the suit named 25).

Apparently, the plaintiff has played some of those games. The lawsuit says that the plaintiff and members of the class action suit are entitled to recover from Apple the amounts they lost while gambling on the Zynga Casino apps through the App Store.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.