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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.
 

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...
A Polish lawyer has called on the country’s Ministry of Finance to add a website owned by US game developer EA Sports to its gambling blacklist, on the grounds that the company’s FIFA Ultimate Team...
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...
Heavy spending on loot boxes is a stronger indicator of problem gambling habits than depression and drug abuse, according to a new study commissioned by an Australian parliamentary committee.
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...
An open letter promising joint action by a group of global gambling regulators has heaped further pressure on the video games industry to address spreading concern about its links to gambling.
Major video game developers such as Activision Blizzard, for whom loot boxes and similar products now make up more than half of their revenue, are banking on legal uncertainty to protect against...
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.
Leading loot box purveyor Valve Corporation is quietly experimenting with methods to appease European gambling regulators, while eager gamers develop ways to circumvent its restrictions.
At the Electronic Enterainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this week, leading games publishers have been at pains to reassure players and investors that upcoming releases will not feature the...
An investigation into video game loot boxes suggests that 40 percent of video games that contain them are in violation of Dutch gambling laws.
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.

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