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 and Counter-Strike, among other games.

Yet discussions on forming specific regulatory approaches to esports betting, including the offshoot phenomenon of “skins” betting, generally remain in their infancy.

See below for GamblingCompliance’s coverage of esports regulatory developments.

Insight & Analysis

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