Skins, Match-Fixing Remain Esports Betting Compliance Risks

Underage interest, match-fixing and unlicensed skin betting sites continue to present the esports betting market with a range of compliance threats, according to a pair of leading affiliates.

Speaking earlier this month at the London Affiliate Conference (LAC), Nick Pateman and Tom Wade, co-founders of the affiliate network SickOdds.com, explained that they actively avoid the temptation of skin betting, which still plays a dominant role in esports betting.

“We are very adamant to stay away from skins, which undoubtedly attracts under 18s, to avoid any underage gamblers. As the use and popularity of in-game items grow along with their value, this will be a simple way for children to start wagering without their parents’ knowledge,” said the affiliates.

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