A Georgia woman initiated a class-action lawsuit against sweepstakes operator VGW, claiming the company provides illegal online gambling services to Georgia residents.

Originally filed in the state Superior Court, the case has been elevated to the federal level and is currently under review in the Georgia Northern District Court.

The case was filed on 17 May and VGW has yet to file its response.

From SBC Americas:

The plaintiff, Destiny Kennedy, is seeking to recoup losses accrued playing on the site. Like similar lawsuits filed against sweepstakes operators, Kennedy alleges that the dual-currency sweepstakes format is a ruse to distract from the company running an illegal casino.

VGW is said to be the largest sweepstakes casino company in the U.S., operating brands including Luckyland Casino, Chumba Casino and Global Poker.

Kennedy says that, while there is a free-to-play currency that can be earned through player loyalty, that it is clear that the goal is to purchase and accrue Sweeps Coins, which can be redeemed for real money. The complaint also says that the company often arbitrarily rejects written requests for Gold Coins, which is supposed to be allowed under the model.
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