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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.
 

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval told GamblingCompliance he wants the Silver State to become a global hub for e-sports after his Gaming Policy Committee this week recommended that the state regulate...
A Nevada betting expert said last week that sportsbooks in the state are still getting to grips with fundamental questions about e-sports wagering, including how the integrity of the underlying...
If you are a U.S. casino weighing whether and how to integrate video gaming with your gambling and resort offerings, full-on commitment — not dabbling or toe-dipping — is required, according to...
As more states ponder legalizing e-sports betting, the federal ban on sports betting, also known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), could present state lawmakers...
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:...

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