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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.
 

State gaming regulators in Washington and Ohio are taking a closer look at e-sports and the unregulated gambling that is taking place on the games, as Nevada gaming regulators continue their push...
The chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board hopes to authorize the first legal bets on e-sports competitions by the end of year, but a special legislative session could cause the Nevada Gaming...
Two British men, including one with 1.3m subscribers to his YouTube channel, have appeared in court accused of promoting unlawful gambling on football e-sports games.
Malta’s new licensing regime for skill-based games, principally aimed at the regulation of fantasy sports, is likely to exclude poker and e-sports, according to regulators.
Dutch regulators have ruled that skins betting will remain illegal in the Netherlands while authorities prepare legislation allowing online gambling for the first time.
The UK Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on the regulation of virtual currencies, e-sports and social gaming after warning that new developments were raising “real issues”.
Influential Australian anti-gambling lawmaker Nick Xenophon has warned that he will try to classify certain first-person shooter games as gambling as part of a bill amending online gaming...
France’s wide-ranging Digital Republic Bill, which will allow international poker liquidity for the first time while also lifting the threat of prosecution from e-sports tournaments, will enter...
Valve Corp’s crackdown on websites offering so-called skins betting on e-sports could help spur growth of licensed betting in the industry by removing a potential source of scandal, industry...
Irregular betting on tennis matches continue to dwarf concerns around any other sport, according to a report published on Tuesday by the European Sports Security Association.
The exploding growth of e-sports, along with its growing popularity as a betting vehicle, means ensuring the integrity of matches is vital, according to a sports lawyer seeking to set up ESIC, or...
A Connecticut video game player has filed a lawsuit against Valve, accusing the games developer and distributor of allowing illegal betting to occur on the first-person shooter game Counter-Strike:...
Nevada’s casinos, although they currently do not, could begin taking bets on e-sports competitions right now, a casino executive said at a major gambling academic conference in Las Vegas.
E-sports is hitting the gambling mainstream, from Las Vegas to Italy and the UK, but the growth of unlicensed “skins” betting risks torpedoing the nascent trend, industry experts say.
Nevada is likely to permit betting on e-sports, but not until regulators are satisfied by the integrity of contests and policymakers weigh in on how e-sports should be classified, according to the...
Lawyers and consultants urged the e-sports industry to turn quickly towards self regulation before it ends up in crisis like daily fantasy sports in the US.

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