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

The esports betting industry has experienced tremendous growth in the last four years as traditional bookmakers feel more comfortable accepting wagers, but integrity concerns remain, panelists said on Thursday.

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Regulatory Research

On March 12, 2020, the prime ministers of the federal states passed the so-called Interstate Treaty on the New Regulation of Gambling (...