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To stop the sale of NFTs, Metaverse Casino issued an urgent cease and desist

Four state enforcement agencies from different states in the US have simultaneously issued cease. Then, and desist orders to a metaverse casino after determining that the company’s nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are unregistered securities.

The metaverse casino Slotie is claimed to be offering two NFT collections in exchange for the tokens. Which are to provide access to the casino as well as staking incentives, revenue splits from its games, lotteries, and native token WATT.

Regulators don’t seem to be happy with the platform’s promotion of NFTs or its lack of securities registration, though.

State securities authorities from Texas, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Alabama requested that Slotie cease. Then, and desist operations on October 20 in response to the platform’s lack of state registration and its use of NFTs to offer unregistered securities.

Slotie is accused in the conduct of issuing 10,000 NFTs that resemble stocks and other equities. According to a   by the Texas State Securities Board on October 20. It states, The Slotie NFTs reportedly give investors ownership rights in the casinos and the chance to passively share in the earnings of the casinos.

In addition to other charges, the authorities said that the group, which they believe to be based in Georgia, gave false information about its products and finances.

According to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities’ cease and desist order. It states, Slotie is promoting securities that are neither exempt from registration, “federally covered,” or registered with the Bureau.

Further Charges For Metaverse Casino

It also charges the platform with supplying false information, operating a gambling platform without complying with the necessary disclosures, and failing to register as a broker-dealer.

There is no “proof on the blockchain” to support Slotie’s assertions that its first batch of 10,000 NFTs sold out in under five minutes. Then, and its second batch of 5,000 NFTs sold out in under two minutes, according to the filing.

Texas State Securities Board Director Joe Rotunda cautioned against NFTs related to the metaverse. Then, stating that they “frequently pose considerable concealed risks,” according to a story from CNBC on October 20.

“These risks are often significant, and investing in virtual realities can leave investors virtually broke.”

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