AviaGames faces legal challenge

November 21, 2023
By

Casino app developer AviaGames has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging it pitted players against bots.

An investigation into AviaGames has unveiled allegations of unfair gameplay practices in popular casino application.

The Silicon Valley-based developer, whose casino apps include Solitaire Clash and Bingo Tour, has been hit with lawsuit that claims users were tricked into playing against bots instead of humans.

According to the suit: “Avia users have wagered hundreds of millions of dollars to compete in these games of ‘skill’ against what Avia says are other human users” 

They went on to say: “The entire premise of Avia’s platform has been deemed false. Instead of competing against real players, Avia’s computers use 'bots,' which can control or impact game outcomes.”

As of Friday, when the suit was filed, Avia’s Solitaire Clash, Bingo Clash and Bingo Tour ranked number 2, 4 and 7 out of all casino apps on the app store.

The suit went on to state: “Avia’s games are manipulated games of chance that amount to an unapproved gambling enterprise.”

The suit was initially set in motion by Mandi Shawcroft of Idaho, who claims she lost hundreds on the app, and Andrew Pandolfi of Texas, who estimates he lost thousands. 

Sensor Tower says it has 3.5 million monthly active users, all of whom have accessed multiple casino games via the Pocket7Games app.

AviaGames has yet to comment on the class-action suit.

State-by-State

Product Spotlight

Konami

Things get unruly in the company of some fleecy characters in the new Konami Gaming’s new Unwooly Riches slot series.

The top 5 properties that changed Las Vegas

Regular Gaming America contributor Oliver Lovat joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to discuss his 5 properties that changed Las Vegas - giving every resorts an influence rating out of 10. The question is: do you agree?

Peter Schoenke - Sports betting is here... but fantasy sports keeps growing

Peter Schoenke joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to discuss all things fantasy sports. His brand, RotoWire, is at the intersection of the affiliate and fantasy worlds, generating revenue from subscriptions, providing APIs to operators and via affiliate marketing. We discuss:


Within the states of Florida and California, Tribal gaming finds itself in a fascinating position. In Florida, only the Seminole Tribe, and Hard Rock, can provide mobile sports betting, with continued legal challenges f...

view-points
Viewpoints: Discussing the use of player loyalty programs
Industry experts answer Gaming America's burning questions on all things related to Tribal operators and player loyalty programs, including Rymax, CasinoTrac, OIGA, Mohegan and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
52-54-fabio-ferreira
Sports betting regulation in Brazil: What can we expect?
Mattos Filho's Fabio Kujawski speaks to Gaming America about the uncertainty surrounding Brazil's roadmap to regulation and the need for a singular gaming authority.
companies-going-private
Going private: Gaming's new standard?
A state of neo-IPO: Gaming America investigates, as more and more companies come off the public market.
46-47-michael-hershman
Soloviev Group CEO: Moving to New York
The Soloviev Group, in collaboration with Mohegan, continues to wait on the NYGC for approval on its Freedom Plaza project. Gaming America spoke with Soloviev Group CEO Michael Hershman to learn more.