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.

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Svenska Spel, the Swedish state-owned gambling operator, has been praised by the country’s police for its efforts to prevent and detect match-fixing.
UK gambling accounts on Twitter, especially those related to esports betting, have thousands of children interacting with their tweets and take little to no care for responsible advertising,...
The director general of the Belgian Gaming Commission has hit back against allegations that he privately sold computer equipment belonging to the watchdog, amid reports of an ongoing investigation...
The UK Gambling Commission has warned that many video game publishers, including industry giant Valve, are not doing enough to close down the unregulated marketplaces which nudge loot boxes into...
More than one in ten gambling adverts targeted at the UK market contain content that appeals to children, according to new Gambling Commission-backed research.
There is not enough evidence to suggest that loot boxes in video games constitute gambling, the UK’s digital minister has told parliament.
Puerto Rico’s Legislative Assembly has given final approval to a bill creating a new gaming commission and allowing a broad rollout of land-based and online sports betting.
To maximize the potential of the burgeoning esports industry, both casinos and game publishers have to adjust their way of thinking, experts have said.
A Native American tribe that operate a casino in Washington state have filed suit in state court against Valve Corporation, accusing the video game company of facilitating illegal online gambling...
Puerto Rico’s governor is backing new legislation to create an independent gaming commission and regulate online and retail sports betting at various locations on the island.
This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from March 2019 includes information on online gaming legislation in West Virginia, sports-betting legislation in Rhode Island, expanded...
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...

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