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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.
 

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.
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.
This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from January 2018 includes information on expanded gaming legislation in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, tribal gaming in California...
Football and gambling cryptocurrencies form an unlikely UK tie-up, MGM Cotai's Macau launch is delayed and Stadium Casino wins a bid to create a new Pennsylvania mini-casino.
Lawmakers in Washington state and Indiana have introduced similar bills calling on gaming regulators and law enforcement officials to determine if loot boxes are a form of gambling, a legislative...
Figures from the Gambling Commission suggest that 12 percent of children in the UK are spending their own money on gambling every week, as fears about new forms of online wagering begin to bite.
Supposed links between loot boxes and gambling continue to dog the video game industry, with a series of European gambling regulators having established projects to investigate the controversial...
Four months after FanDuel’s attempt to merge with DraftKings collapsed, co-founder and CEO Nigel Eccles has left the daily fantasy sports company to pursue opportunities in esports.
As Caesars Entertainment executives rang the Nasdaq market’s opening bell on Tuesday, it marked the symbolic end of the company’s more than two-year restructuring process that has left Caesars with...
Opposition politicians have pressured the UK government to consider whether video game “loot boxes” should be treated as gambling products, as consumer sentiment rounds on the growing trend for...

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