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Gambling Games in the Google Play Store

Class Action

Gambling Games in the Google Play Store

June 2021: The Brown, Montoya, Smith, and Valencia-Torres cases were transferred to multidistrict litigation to be heard with similar cases. (MDL No. 5:21-md-3001). Click here for more information on the MDL case.

April 2021: The Montoya and Smith cases were voluntarily dismissed. Later in April, the named plaintiffs in both the Montoya and Smith cases refiled their lawsuits. (Montoya et al. v. Google, LLC, Case No. 21-cv-339, D.N.M. and Smith et al. v. Google, LLC, Case No. 21-cv-53, S.D. Miss.)

October 2020: Multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against Google for allegedly promoting illegal virtual gambling games – including casino slot machines, blackjack, roulette, and poker – in the Google Play Store. Plaintiffs claim that even though the games are initially free to download and play, players need to use real money to purchase the in-game currency to continue playing after they run out of the free currency given to them when they download the games. Click on the case information below to read the complaints.

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Disclosures in Google Play

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Disclosures in Google Play

Allegations: Failing to adequately disclose that certain games use loot boxes, which are a form of gambling that violates state anti-gambling laws

Google Stadia

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Google Stadia

Allegations: Falsely advertising Stadia as more powerful than other gaming consoles and as displaying all video games in 4k resolution

Google Home Devices

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Google Home Devices

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising that various Google Home devices – including the Google Home, Google Home…

Google’s Marketing of Pine-Sol

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Google’s Marketing of Pine-Sol

In June 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Google’s website – sometimes referred to as Google Buys or Google Shopping — misleadingly markets Pine-Sol Multi Surface Cleaner using…

Google Drive Storage Fees

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Google Drive Storage Fees

In January 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Google for, among other things, allegedly deceiving customers who subscribe to Google Drive (a data-storage service). According to the complaint, Google…


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