Aristocrat Gets Approval for Big Fish Games Settlement

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Gambling giant Aristocrat Leisure has announced that they've been granted approval on a cash million settlement related to lawsuits covering its social gaming subsidiary Big Fish Games.

The company was sued after players alleged that the Big Fish Casino and slots products weren't just video games, but were instead effectively the same as casino games. The court case did see a judge ruling that the virtual coins that can be bought are a thing of value and that the purchases were illegal under Washington law, which caused Aristocrat to settle the case.

Aristocrat was sued for $155 million, but the settlement will be just $31 million. The judge overseeing the case approved the settlement, and a payment should be made to the attorneys at some point soon.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.