UK Regulator Prosecutes E-Sports Gambling YouTubers

Two British men, including one with 1.3m subscribers to his YouTube channel, have appeared in court accused of promoting unlawful gambling on football e-sports games.

The prosecution by the UK Gambling Commission is the first of its kind and comes amid concern that many of the followers who bet on video games for virtual money or skins are underage.

Dylan Rigby and Craig Douglas are both accused of advertising unlawful gambling under the Gambling Act 2005, with Rigby also facing charges of providing facilities for gambling and Douglas facing an allegation of inviting children to gamble.

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