Well, Trumpelstilzchen won (this time). The Huawei Mate 30 won't come preloaded with Google Apps, meaning it will pretty much not come at all. But what if Huawei decided to simply ignore the embargo and ship with the Gapps suite anyway. After all, the company is based in China, way outside of US jurisdiction. Could Google lock Huawei out of Play if push came to shove?
Publishing on Google Play requires you to publish a contact email address as well. Publishing a contact address means you get spam mail. The spam you get via the Play contact address is scary.
As a Raccoon user, you’ve probably come across apps that request the com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENCSE permission. It is used exclusively by apps that are sold on Play and pretty much a red flag.