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

As uncertainty continues to surround the resumption of professional sports, some American leagues are turning to unorthodox solutions to keep fans, and potentially bettors, interested.

Virus-pummelled bookmakers desperate for viable betting events are looking longingly at esports, which seems set to largely avoid the...

Coordinated attempts by bookmakers to fight esports match-fixing are being thwarted by uninterested video game publishers, integrity...

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 (...