Thursday, 22 April 2021

Woman loses life savings, sues casino-style app

A woman who lost her life savings on a casino-style application is now suing the responsible company, according to a report on Tuesday. Kathleen Wilkinson, a grandmother from rural Montana, injured her spine in 2016 and then saw a slot machine ad that appeared on Facebook. "First it was fun. Then I started spending money on it a little bit. Then I got to be more and more," she told NBC News. US charges three North Koreans in $1.3 billion hacking spree Wilkinson spent $50,000 on the app, which she said ruined her life. "You become addicted like anybody that had never been in a casino before, and they go back there every single day." Others told the news outlet they lost between $10,000 to $400,000 playing similar games on various apps. DoubleDown Interactive, which is used by millions of people every month, including Wilkinson, reported annual revenue of more than $273 million in 2020. Facebook says Palestinian spies behind hacking campaign "Once a player is acquired, our proprietary analytic tools dissect their playing behavior on a granular level," according to the company’s financial statement. Wilkinson's attorney, who recently reached a $155 million settlement with a similar firm, Big Fish, in a class-action lawsuit, is now suing DoubleDown. Social casino apps, which interact with players through apps and videos, have seen a stark rise in users during the coronavirus pandemic due to lockdowns.

from Latest Technology News, Tech News Pakistan | eTribune

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