The UK Gambling Commission has vowed to crack down on the $5bn skins betting industry, as the esports-centric sector prepares to face the full intensity of regulatory scrutiny it has, to date, largely dodged.
Speaking to The Times, Sarah Harrison, the chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission, delivered a typically uncompromising outline of her plan to tackle skins betting operators.
“They are parasites off the back of well-established gaming platforms,” she said.
“Adopting a Whac-A-Mole strategy may not be the most effective way of tackling the problem. Our strategy is to attack these businesses from every angle, to isolate and starve them.”
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