AviaGames faces legal challenge

November 21, 2023

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.


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