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In its first ever action against individual influencers, the FTC has ordered that Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, the two ringleaders of the CSGO Lotto controversy that shook the CSGO gambling scene to its core, “clearly and conspicuously disclose” material connections next time. So basically, don’t do that bad thing again, or else.

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mrmegamanfan
Mr. MegaManFan

In a way I feel I should be thanking them both — not because they’re not scum which they clearly are — but for exposing me to a wide array of entertaining channels who covered and exposed their conniving, duplicitous bullshit. So thanks, you CSGO Lottery asshats, you actually made my life better by accident.