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PsiSyndicate Shares Emails Showing How Sleazy CS:GO Gambling Sites Are

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  • PsiSyndicate Shares Emails Showing How Sleazy CS:GO Gambling Sites Are

    Moments ago, PC Gamer shared some emails provided by Lewis "PsiSyndicate" Stewart and his involvement with Steamloto. Now, PsiSyndicate and Steamloto should not be confused with Tom "ProSyndicate" Cassell and CSGOLotto. They are two separate people with two separate (allegedly) betting sites, but both are involved in rigged betting of CS:GO skins. If nothing else, the major difference between the two individuals is that PsiSyndicate actually came clean and admitted that some of his previous skin betting videos were rigged.

    In this video he admitted that he received $3,200 worth of skins for creating two videos for Steamloto. Going back to the email chain shared by Stewart, it shows a correspondence between himself and Steamloto. The emails very clearly show that Steamloto wanted Stewart to create a rigged betting video.

    The emails date back starting around October 2015. In these initial emails, Steamloto explains what their site is and how they are interested in having an "ad video" created. Stewart suggested a video of just "5 or 10 of the knives" where he would advertise it as a "kind of new up and coming CSGO website idea." Steamloto's Andrew Pryamov responded to that with, "how about you make a video where you try to open like 2-3 restricted ones, and ~2 covert ones. And on your last attempt you get FT Dragon Lore (you'll keep it as a payment)."

    For those not keeping track at home, an FT Dragon Lore skin for the AWP goes for about $700 or more.

    Stewart accepted and made the video. Yes, he received the staged FT Dragon Lore skin, as promised. And yes, he feigned surprise in the video without disclosing the previous terms of his agreement with Steamloto.

    May rolls around and another Steamloto opportunity was mailed to Stewart. Steamloto wanted another video. Steamloto wanted, in short, to say that the video was a paid promotion from Steamloto but they did not want to expose that the winning and unboxing were rigged.

    Stewart feels as though he has nothing to worry about as far as legal battles are concerned. He says that he's "just not big enough for anyone to care much about it."

    Update: My apologies. The original story is from Eurogamer and not from PC Gamer as I originally thought. I have also included additional emails as shown on Eurogamer. You can find those below.