Betting sites lead Microsoft, Google and Yahoo to pay $ 31.5 million

The three rivals Microsoft, Yahoo and Google have agreed to pay $ 31.5 million to end the lawsuit that opposes them to the US government. At stake is the alleged promotion of gambling online in 1997, the US Department of Justice reported.

At the time, companies were accused of receiving money from several companies as a form of payment for publishing illegal gambling games on their pages.

Microsoft has now agreed to pay about $ 21 million, with $ 7.5 million going to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. For its part, Google will pay three million dollars while Yahoo should develop a public service campaign online against Internet bets and pay $ 7.5 million.

The US Department of Justice indicates that the behavior of the three companies involved the violation of several laws that prohibit gambling.

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