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Archive • Dec 30, 2017

CS:GO Wild Accused of Rigging Bets But Claim a Hacker is Responsible

Popular CS:GO Gambling website 'Wild' was accused by other similar sites of rigging their results, and using bots to play against customers, however they claim that a hacker was responsible for the controversy. CS:GO gambling sites, where users attempt to win weapon skins in 'coinflip' games, are not new to a fair share of controversy, the latest being popular site Wild. The site itself has previously been embroiled in allegations of undisclosed ownership by FaZe Clan members, who often promoted the site on their YouTube channels, however Wild dismissed these rumours claiming that FaZe members were simply sponsored to promote the site but had no ownership involvement. It has now been reported by a developer of another gambling site, CS:GO Empire, that the site had been using bot accounts to participate in the coinflips against real customers, and ultimately rigging the results in the site's favor. CS:GO Empire accused,
"CS:GO Wild has been exposed for being rigged and running the biggest fraud in the history of CS:GO gambling; their 'provably fair' system is staged and they used bots to play against their customers. Site operators (Vlad Nov) has access to the secret seed, thus giving him access to view all coinflip outcomes BEFORE entering the round. This is a fundamental issue with provably fair systems in Player vs. Player sites, as the site operators can always rig it by viewing the results beforehand and betting accordingly."
  CS:GO Wild responded to the allegations, confirming their had been some issues since relaunching the site, due to transitioning their database from Europe to North America to better serve NA users.
"We've experienced some issues over the past week, some of which of have affected users and have been subject to scrutiny from other CS:GO skin sites. Over the last 36 hours, a rogue account gained access to the database, was able to credit themselves emeralds and view provably fair data of matches. Someone with access to the provably fair backend data would be able to join profitable coin flips which they would know they would win."
CS:GO Wild claim to have caught the "rogue account", banned it and refunded all users who lost coinflips "to the dummy accounts with backend access". However, other sites remain unconvinced, citing that if a rogue account truly had backend access, they could simply withdraw every item, rather than spending time 'gambling' for 36 hours. In another statement by accusing site CS:GO Empire,
"Wild got caught for using bots to play against their customers and their only defense is to blame it on hackers."
Another site developer, of CS:GO Gamble and Bets.gg, also supported the accusations, explaining that Wild had to be lying about the existence of a hacker or rogue accounts. CS:GO Wild is yet to respond to the further accusations, but it certainly seems improbable that a user with complete backend access would be behave in the manner Wild suggests. x

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