The booming popularity of professional video game tournaments has had an inevitable consequence — growing interest in betting on the outcome of esports events.
Specialist esports-betting sites and many of Europe’s leading online bookmakers already offer odds on major competitions involving leading contestants of Call of Duty, League of Legends, Counter-Strike and many more.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, with a bookmaking sector blighted by sports cancellations, interest in taking bets on esports has exploded in what is set to be a watershed moment for the sector.
See below for GamblingCompliance’s coverage of esports regulatory developments.
Insight & Analysis
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