Skins-Betting Crackdown Cheers Legitimate E-Sports Operators

Valve Corp’s crackdown on websites offering so-called skins betting on e-sports could help spur growth of licensed betting in the industry by removing a potential source of scandal, industry officials say.

Washington State-based Valve this week issued 23 cease and desist orders to third-party websites that use its games software platform Steam to enable gambling on e-sports with skins, or decorative weapons covers. 

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