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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.
 

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...
Chinese mobile game, esports and World Poker Tour (WPT) operator Ourgame International Holdings is responding to disruption of its domestic revenue streams with the construction of esports stadiums...
Ask those involved with the gaming business to find a solution to entice millennials to spend more time and money in a casino and the answer is quite simple — give them an overall casino experience...
The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority said it is considering following the UK financial watchdog’s lead in warning that initial coin offerings (ICOs) are “very high-risk, speculative...
As esports betting continues its development from the niche offering of a few years ago to a product that now competes well within sports betting’s top ten markets, established bookmakers and...
Esports as a business in Las Vegas and Atlantic City is still in its infancy, but more casinos are creating venues to host competitive video game tournaments as a way to attract a younger...
Blockchain-based proto-gaming supplier FunFair has pulled plans for a second, larger, crypto-currency fundraising event, in part due to a recent pronouncement from the US Securities and Exchange...
As Chinese political intrigue snares lottery officials, casinos are on the market in Las Vegas and one of Europe's big players reports a solid first half of the year.
The UK Gambling Commission has vowed to crack down on the $5bn skins betting industry, as the esports-centric sector prepares to face the full intensity of regulatory scrutiny it has, to date,...
Brazil has confirmed a 25-year concession for the operation of instant lottery games throughout the country, while Maryland's gaming facilities contributed a record-breaking $1.117bn in tax to the...
The latest in a series of high-profile gambling cryptocurrencies is set to launch next month, against a backdrop of mounting security concerns around the lucrative "initial coin offering" (ICO)...
Camelot Illinois presents its plan to raise more money through the state's lottery, while Catena will withdraw from the Dutch market following a judgment from the country's regulator.
The head of Ladbrokes Australia has warned that regulated gambling on esports represents a "logistical nightmare" and an "insurmountable" challenge to governments considering regulation of the...

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