Case ban in Netherlands and Belgium

The era of cases and loot boxes in Netherlands and Belgium is official over.

In the latest update to CS:GO, steam brought forward news to players in the Netherlands, where the closed steam trading and steam market functionality would officially be re-enabled, but they would unfortunately no longer be able to open loot cases.

The item trading market was switched off after NGA (Netherlands Gaming Authority) put a law in action in violation of the country’s gambling laws and therefore had to be changed with a deadline set for June 20.

Valve said they didn’t understand nor agree with the ruling and had sent a message to Netherlands Gaming Authority for clarification regarding the ban and the only solution was to disable the trading market for players in Netherlands and Belgium.

You can see the full list of patch notes here regarding the Netherlands case ban: See full statement from Valve here

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