A class action lawsuit has been filed against virtual gaming company VGW calling into question the legality of sweepstake casino sites in Georgia. 

The lawsuit, which was filed by a female player looking to recoup her losses from the sweepstake firms, accused the operator of violating state laws.

VGW operates a myriad of social and sweep casinos, two sectors that have both experienced significant growth in recent times, namely Luckyland Casino, Chumba Casino and Global Poker.

The case of Kennedy cites 2012 legislation which outlawed internet cafes from offering casino-style gambling games.

There is yet to be a response from VGW to the case. 

As sweepstake casinos continue growth across North America, there will no doubt be much vigilance from many over the case involving VGW and what it means for the future of the sector.