2016 saw one of the biggest changes to eSports. Betting and Gambling in CSGO was extremely common upto this point. It was one of the biggest sources of investment and revenues for the game developers. However following several cases of scamming and cheating by individuals; Valve had decided to take action against the scamming websites. This did mean they had to generalize the entire community and take action against the entire betting community. This was in response to several class action lawsuits being filed against Valve.
CSGOlotto.com was one such betting website which would fix house odds and cheat their players. They would take deposits from unwitting players and hence made several customers lose money easily to the house. They also paid streamers to purposely win on the website and lure new customers.