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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.
 

The Isle of Man’s gambling regulator expects to see increased demand for licences to operate both virtual goods and crypto-currency based gambling after it issued its first licence under its new...
Liechtenstein opens its first casino in more than a century, while China continues to rein in criminal expats and a Mexican gambling hotspot is raided in a drugs bust.
Caesars Entertainment posted a second-quarter loss of $1.4bn on Thursday as the company assured analysts that all regulatory approvals of its operating company’s restructuring and its merger with a...
A Massachusetts commission formed to study online gaming and fantasy sports has recommended a regulatory structure but called for the state to “hold off” on legalizing interactive casino and poker...
The Esports Integrity Coalition has published new guidelines on sanctions for esports cheating offences, calling for some known offenders to have lifetime bans lifted, as it looks to balance fan...
Esports tournaments and skill-based games played by sought-after millennial customers are hard to accommodate in Europe’s casinos, narrow in their appeal and risk alienating older wealthier players...
A new coalition government in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has blocked the country's Interstate Treaty, while Hungary has hinted at new online gambling legisaltion following a Court of...
Esports-centric online operator Unikrn has announced plans to launch its own crypto-currency.
Video game developers are finding workarounds to recently-enacted Chinese legislation that would classify random prize boxes, a mainstay of in-game bonusing, as gambling.
At every gaming conference over the past two years there have been ongoing discussions about how casinos can reach the next generation of gamblers — and this year’s East Coast Gaming Congress in...
Casinos should embrace the opportunity to host esports tournaments but also remain wary of cheating and integrity concerns, according to conference panelists speaking on Tuesday in Atlantic City.
Esports' nascent integrity body has taken its first unilateral enforcement action by banning a player caught cheating in a major tournament this month, but the sprawling nature of the sport...
Seth Schorr, who runs a Las Vegas casino focused on esports, said at a conference last week that the younger customers that visit his property tend to regard traditional games of chance as ...
Two leading figures in the South Korean esports scene are facing criminal charges for their alleged part in a match-fixing scandal.
Recent allegations of cheating dating back to a CS:GO tournament six years ago illustrate the immaturity of the esports scene and highlight how the game’s publisher, Valve, needs to evolve a more...
A key New York lawmaker plans to push ahead with his bill to regulate internet poker, while Latin American gambling regulators have pledged to study the online licensing models of Spain and Colombia.

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