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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Virus-pummelled bookmakers desperate for viable betting events are looking longingly at esports, which seems set to largely avoid the shutdowns plaguing traditional sports, but the sector presents...
The Netherlands is to extend its two-year "cooling-off period" by an additional six months, frustrating a group of fined operators that had been on course to avoid a temporary ban, as the...
The UK Gambling Commission is struggling to protect problem gamblers from harm amid the explosion in online betting, parliament’s spending watchdog has warned.
It is safe to say David Rebuck, New Jersey’s top gambling regulator, can keep his job as long as he likes even though he is a Republican who could be replaced at any moment by Democratic Governor...
Ireland’s major political parties have promised to create a new gambling regulator, tackle gambling-related harm and introduce restrictions ahead of the country’s upcoming general election.
The next UK government is all but certain to introduce gambling reform following the general election, after the Conservatives said legislation was needed to update the law.
FDJ's privatisation share sale gets underway, Chinese police raid Cambodian gambling hub and Atlanta considers putting casino question to a referendum.
Two Illinois cities have named their preferred casino developers, the Jamaican gambling watchdog has warned of match-fixing vulnerabilities and no Brazilian advertising blackout is planned as the...
Coordinated attempts by bookmakers to fight esports match-fixing are being thwarted by uninterested video game publishers, integrity experts have warned.
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.

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