Wagering on competitive video gaming has firmly established itself as a mainstream betting activity, but concerns over match integrity and how esports intersects with gambling-like elements of modern video games have created a landscape of regulatory uncertainty.

GamblingCompliance decodes the major issues surrounding this bleeding edge technology to provide actionable intelligence on the latest in esports gambling regulation.
 

Influential MP Tom Watson has vowed to rip up the UK's 2005 Gambling Act and replace it with a new law that will impose stake, prize and play limits on online gambling if the Labour Party gains...
Skill-based games and esports will not replace traditional slot machines anytime soon, but Nevada Gaming Control Board chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan says regulators still have to encourage...
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.
The relationship between gambling advertising and social media has become the subject of renewed scrutiny in the UK, as government and regulators this week issued fresh warnings.
Sports betting is one step closer to becoming a reality for a few commercial and tribal casinos in New York after state gaming regulators approved regulations that could make it possible for...
A letter made public this September that outlines a commitment from 16 gambling regulators to address loot boxes and social gaming might be no more than a "toothless tiger", suggested a group of...
Spain has rolled out a number of new consumer protection and anti-fraud initiatives over the past few weeks as part of what has been dubbed a “quest for sustainability” by the country’s regulator.
Repeated attempts by regulators and video game companies to clamp down on illicit skins gambling have largely failed to inhibit today’s thriving black market, often openly supported through...
The burgeoning esports industry has become a growing fascination for those in the gaming industry, as evidenced by standing room only attendance for a panel on the topic on Monday, the first day of...
Sports betting may help Atlantic City regain its footing as a gambling market, but to sustain a resurgence the city will need to find a way to attract millennials, the coveted demographic of...
Esports betting operator Unikrn is being sued over claims that the cryptocurrency tokens it sold as part of an initial coin offering were in violation of US securities law.
Leading figures in the esports betting market are calling for action to address the sector’s numerous match-fixing scandals and their connection to the murky underbelly of unregulated skins betting.
Brazil has announced the date for an auction of an instant lottery concession, the Japanese government is attempting to smooth the passage of its casino legislation and a British Columbia official...
A new smartphone app is being rolled out to athletes around Europe to encourage them to alert authorities to match-fixing threats.
Gambling may become a goldmine in the digital age, but professional sports leagues in the United States are lagging in the race to take advantage of the opportunity, according to two prominent...
Lawmakers in Annapolis are considering legalizing esports to attract a new audience to the state’s casinos.

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