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3/24/2017

article Gamers join gamblers in A.C. this weekend
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Atlantic City is betting that spectators will pay to see professional and amateur Gears of War 4 video game players face off in the inaugural...

3/22/2017

article Caesars to host Atlantic City's first major eSports championship
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Atlantic City, in partnership with XBox and The Coalition, will be hosting the city's first major eSports championship event March 31...
article NHL Could Follow NBA’s Lead In Making League-Wide eSports Competition
(USA) -- Making it to the NHL is a pretty unrealistic goal for most people. Soon, however, professional gamers could get the chance to represent their favorite NHL teams.

3/21/2017

article Inside Cloud9: How this couple ended up with 'the most important e-sports team in North America'
(California) -- Jack and Paullie Etienne, co-founders of professional e-sports teams, are so obsessed with winning that they cut off their players’ Internet at 2:...

3/20/2017

article The eSports audience is escalating quickly
(Worldwide) -- The audience for competitive video gaming continues to grow apace, as highlighted by the finale of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM), a marquee eSports...
article Is YouTube slated to be the official home of eSports?
(California) -- The world’s most popular video sharing platform has won the exclusive online rights to broadcast the Esports Championship Series (ECS), starting...

3/18/2017

article Appeals Court Affirms Rejection of Gambling Claims Against Machine Zone
(California) -- This is a lawsuit against Machine Zone relating to the “Game of War” in-app game of chance mechanics. Players download GoW—an online...
article Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games"
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission has condemned the "parasitic" websites that facilitate unlicensed and unregulated gambling around eSports. Sarah Harrison,...

3/17/2017

article The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to grow revenues & attract investors
(Worldwide) -- Years ago, eSports was a community of video gamers who would gather at conventions to play Counter Strike, Call of Duty, or League of Legends. These...
article YouTube makes its biggest e-sports bet with FACEIT streaming deal
(California) -- Alphabet Inc’s YouTube is doubling down on the lucrative business of competitive gaming, where players square off on virtual games for big prize...

3/16/2017

article eSports gambling sites could attract children
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has alerted parents the need to be vigilant over the dangers of gambling linked to video games as there’s been an...
article Inside The Unregulated And Scam-Filled World Of Video Game Betting
(Worldwide) -- Gambling on esports matches is, right now, unsafe and unfair for bettors, just as gambling on traditional sports is. As you’d expect, people are...
article Lack of regulation in esports gambling remains a burden
(Worldwide) -- Last week the esports community was up in arms when Allen Cook, a man who worked as an analyst for Dota 2 team Ad Finem shared his ante-post bets from the...
article UK Regulators Offer Clarion Call For Esports Gambling Oversight, Including Skin Betting
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission issued a position paper this week on “Virtual currencies, esports and social casino gaming.”
article The Evolution of competitive gaming: E-Sports
(Worldwide) -- On the day one caveman threw a rock as far as he could and turned to his friend shrugging as if to say “Yeah, beat that” competitive games...

3/10/2017

article Washington, D.C. embraces esports with sponsorship of NRG Esports
(Washington D.C.) -- For Washington, D.C., being the capital of the United States of America isn't enough. The city is looking to become the capital of something...

3/2/2017

article Appealing to Millennials, Las Vegas Gets E-Sports Arena
(Las Vegas) -- The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast...

2/28/2017

article Why are pro sports teams interested in esports? It’s the gambling, for one
(USA) -- Andy Miller, chairman and co-founder of NRG Esports, said he thought the growth of gambling on esports was “inevitable.” In fact, he thinks it...
article E-sports arena set to open in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, huge screens for spectators and a broadcast...
article Las Vegas bets big on new esports arena attracting millennials
(Las Vegas) -- Set to open Friday, a new esports arena could hold the cards for the future of Las Vegas. Or, so it hopes. The 15,000 square foot venue features all the...

2/27/2017

article eSports Industry Grows In Las Vegas With Opening Of New eGaming Arena
(Las Vegas) -- The global esports industry has experienced massive growth during the last 5 years as gaming companies concentrate on developing and releasing new esports...
article `Shoutcasters' heard loud & clear in online gaming
(India) -- Cricket and soccer matches have drawn crowds for many years now, not just for the action on the ground but the commentary as well. This has now extended to e-...

2/26/2017

article 15,000-Square Foot Esports Arena To Open In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Gone are the days where video games are dismissed to be but a hobby. Today, the world of esports has attracted much attention where winners can bring home...
article Appealing to millenials, Las Vegas gets a new e-sports arena
(Las Vegas) -- The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast...

2/25/2017

article Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena
(Las Vegas) -- The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast...

2/22/2017

article The rise of eSports in higher education
(Worldwide) -- Since the first video game competition was hosted at Stanford University in 1972, the world of gaming has come a long way, with eSports gaming...
article E-sports enthusiasts get boost with Neonopolis arena
(Las Vegas) -- Gamers are about to get the major league treatment with the addition of a state-of-the-art facility downtown aimed at showcasing the best in the e-sports...

2/20/2017

article Esports Will Be A $1.5 Billion Industry By 2020
(Worldwide) -- The esports world is growing rapidly. More professional franchises are partnering with esports teams. A soccer player even quit the sport to play esports...
article MSU esports association looks to increase use of game development room
(Michigan) -- The increased popularity of esports throughout the globe, is steadily growing not only in the U.S. or China, but also among U.S. college campuses. MSU is...
article Gaming apparel company J!nx wants to be the Nike of esports
(USA) -- As esports teams have become more professionalized in the last couple of years, so too has the ability of fans to get player jerseys. On Monday, another step...

2/17/2017

article How The Rollout Of US Virtual Sports Betting Will Take Place: Online And In Casinos
(USA) -- Virtual sports betting will be deployed in several different manners in the United States, as a trend that became popular in Europe gains traction on this side...
article 3 NBA Teams and Players Who Understand the Value of eSports
(USA) -- Last year’s NBA final between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors was arguably the best the league has had in the past 20 years. In the...
article New Alliance Aims to Make Nevada a Global eSports Hub
(Nevada) -- A new nonprofit association has formed with the goal of making Nevada a global hub for eSports. The Nevada Esports Alliance, formed by a group of businesses...

2/16/2017

article ESIC hosts first ‘Future of Esports in Las Vegas’ Summit
(Las Vegas) -- Love was in the air as the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) hosted the first ‘Future of Esports in Las Vegas’ summit on Tuesday 14 February...

2/15/2017

article MGM casino floor makes room for professional video game tournament
(Las Vegas) -- For the first time, a mass of people is gathered on the casino floor - not for casino gaming - but for video gaming. The game is Counter Strike: Global...
article ICE meets Esports – The live betting battle
(London) -- One would be forgiven for mistaking the pizzazz of ICE 2017 for the bright lights of Vegas. The sheer scale of the world’s largest gambling exhibition...

2/14/2017

article Global eSports revenues to reach $1.5 billion by 2020
(Worldwide) -- A new forecast released by market research firm Newzoo predicts the global eSports market will see growth slow this year but grow rapidly from next year...
article Revenue in Esports Expected to Reach Almost $700 Million This Year
(Worldwide) -- Newzoo, the organization that puts together industry reports on gaming with a strong emphasis on esports, released their study on esports revenues for...

2/13/2017

article NBA Announces Esports League with Take-Two Interactive
(New York) -- The NBA has announced its plans to team up with video game publisher Take-Two Interactive to launch a competitive esports league mirroring the real...
article Nevada Esports Alliance Aims to Make Vegas Esports Capital of the World
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Esports Alliance is a new organisation that seeks to make Vegas and Nevada a global hub of competitive video-gaming.
article Nintendo is preparing for an esports future
(Worldwide) -- After Nintendo's recent reveal of competitive-centric features coming to Splatoon 2, the video game giant has made it clear that it's ready to...
article The growing need to regulate virtual currencies in esports
(Worldwide) -- Just a few years ago, no one would have ever thought to associate gambling with esports, yet it’s fast becoming commonplace to make a bet on matches...

2/12/2017

article Women Are As Hot on Games as Men: Why More Women Are Now into Gaming
(Internet) -- Indeed, with companies like Nintendo preparing to invest millions in games, products and industry positions for women, it certainly looked as though a...
article WATCH: NBA makes slam dunk with eSports deal
(California) -- Competitive gaming, commonly referred to as “eSports,” is a growing industry and top sports organizations are getting in on the game.

2/7/2017

article Gambling regulator secures 'landmark' prosecutions in e-sports betting case
(UK) -- The Gambling Commission has demonstrated its intent to clampdown on unlicensed betting activity in the 'e-sports' market by successfully prosecuting two...

2/5/2017

article Game on for e-sports enthusiasts at Cloverdale's Elements Casino
(British Columbia) -- Noodle, Nightmare2450, Geki and dozens of others had fun at the casino last weekend, but it had nothing to do with poker, blackjack or even slot...

1/29/2017

article Valve addresses Team Fortress 2 gambling and blocks accounts
(USA) -- Last year CS:GO gambling was the focus of attention and now it’s time for Valve to move onto Team Fortress 2. Valve has now issued a statement to the Team...

1/26/2017

article Cause for concern on eSports betting
(Alderney) -- The rise of eSports has provided egaming operators with a raft of opportunities. Whether that be sportsbooks offering betting markets on tournaments or...

1/24/2017

article ESports players wagered nearly $5 billion on CS:GO skins in 2016
(USA) -- The crackdown against the Counter-Strike skins trading has apparently not spooked gamblers from wagering in the illicit multi-player, first person video game.

1/21/2017

article Esports Betting Is A Whole New Landscape For Massachusetts Gaming Regulation
(Massachusetts) -- At a meeting on Feb. 17, the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports (the Commission) heard...

1/20/2017

article Nintendo is Setting the Stage for Serious Esports
(Japan) -- Nintendo has historically balked at expanding online multiplayer support, let alone its competitive gaming presence. They’ve tussled with Smash Bros....
article Singapore needs eSports game plan
(Singapore) -- The mass appeal of a sport can often be gauged by the politicians associating themselves with it. Political leaders, especially today, often use the great...
article Dallas Cowboys Looking at Joining Esports
(Texas) -- The Dallas Cowboys are looking to be the next in a long line of professional sports teams to buy into esports. According to a report by George Slefo, America...

1/18/2017

article eSports Group Acknowledges Hack
(USA) -- The eSports Entertainment Association has confirmed a ransom plot by a hacker that has exposed personal account information for about 1.5 million users.

1/16/2017

article ESports sponsorship on the rise as Unikrn invests in CS:GO team
(Washington) -- Unikrn has become the first official partner and investor of the Berlin-based CS:GO team BIG (Berlin International Gaming). Unikrn are not currently able...

1/10/2017

article Casinos Eye More Esports Integration In 2017 To Attract Elusive Millennial Demographic
(USA) -- There has been a lot of esports talk in the gaming world during the past couple years. During that time, casinos have been exploring the various opportunities...
article NBA team Miami Heat partners with esports team Misfits
(Florida) -- NBA team the Miami Heat has announced a partnership with esports organization Misfits. The Heat has acquired a stake in Misfits and will assist with the...

1/9/2017

article Azubu wasn't funded like most start-ups — and it may have nearly killed the e-sports video firm
(California) -- Video games as a professional sport made no sense to Lars Windhorst, a European oil and agriculture investor, until a summer evening in Seoul. Before him...
article Betting for millennials – eSports
(USA) -- As the official statistics shows, millennials are not interested in the classical casino gambling, e.g. slots. With their conservative attitude to spending,...

1/7/2017

article Five Things to Know About eSports
(The Internet) -- Just last month, the Gaming Policy Committee (GPC) met on the UNLV campus. The Gaming Policy Committee is an advisory committee made up of the Governor...

1/5/2017

article E-sports on track to become $1B industry
(Worldwide) -- Less than two decades ago, e-sports consisted of a few dozen elite gamers gathering in warehouses to compete for modest-at-best prizes. There were no...

1/2/2017

article Gambling on gaming
(Las Vegas) -- What has a domestic audience of over 40 million and generates wagering activity worldwide that is expected to quadruple by 2020? It’s eSports, also...

12/29/2016

article Fnatic founder Sam Mathews on the future of esports' most ambitious brand
(UK) -- Fnatic has risen to become one of the largest and most successful esports teams of all time, with multiple championships almost 3 million social media followers.

12/26/2016

article According to SuperData: Esports Has Surpassed Expected Revenue Totals
(Worldwide) -- The number are out and esports has beaten projected revenue. With expert opinion varying anywhere between $350 to $750 million dollars, a report by the...

12/23/2016

article Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports players and owners group get into dispute
(Worldwide) -- In professional sports, owners and players don’t always agree. And in esports, the same is proving true, as a player group launched a complaint this...
article Valve faces suit by parents who say kids wagered on its games
(Washington) -- Bellevue video-game giant Valve is facing a lawsuit in Seattle filed by parents who say their children lost thousands of dollars wagering using tools...

12/20/2016

article Attorneys bet eSports cases will turn up again
(Massachusetts) -- Though a lawsuit against an online gaming company was recently dismissed, the issues in the case, including virtual money and injuries, are far from...

12/16/2016

article League Of Legends Lands Seven-Year, $411 Million Streaming Deal
(USA) -- Today, League of Legends publisher Riot announced an unprecedented $US300 million ($411 million) deal with Major League Baseball spin-off streaming company...
article Hard reality faces eSports gamers in their battle with injuries
(Worldwide) -- As professionalism in electronic sports grows, so do the amount of gamers suffering from potentially career-ending injuries. AS talks with League of...

12/13/2016

article Finland recognises esports as a sport
(Finland) -- A post on the International Esports Federation (IeSF) website has revealed that Finland's Esports Federation SEUL has gained recognition from the...

12/12/2016

article Elite Soccer Clubs Sign Gamers to Compete in E-Sports Industry
(Worldwide) -- Every now and again, Koen Weijland feels like a professional soccer player. When Weijland, 24, was signed this year by his boyhood club, Ajax, in the...

12/8/2016

article Entrepreneurs and regulators to headline at ICE eSports Seminar
(UK) -- Organisers have confirmed details of the free to attend eSports seminar which is part of the extensive learning programme taking place at ICE Totally Gaming,...

12/5/2016

article Rahul Sood: Las Vegas should invest in eSports
(Las Vegas) -- One of the things that boggles the minds of every gambling operators is how to get the millennials to gamble. The internet is filled with articles about...

12/1/2016

article Why IT leaders should pay attention to eSports
(Worldwide) -- eSports, ranging from drone racing to professional video game tournaments, are predicted by some to generate more revenue than current professional sports...

11/30/2016

article How eSports are pioneering new media models
(USA) -- ESports has become a $1 billion global industry. As media casts about for sustainable business models, it could do worse than to take a few lessons from how...

11/28/2016

article Q&A with Rahul Sood
(Washington) -- The rise of eSports has brought many questions about how or if it could be integrated into the casino industry. Rahul Sood’s Unikrn has done just...
article How the ECS CS:GO league is doubling player salary
(Worldwide) -- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's meteoric rise has led to a lot of opportunities for great players, but also teething problems for organisers. Many...
article Researchers study effects of eSports
(Worldwide) -- Experts are unsure what impact video gaming has on the body. You may think your average gamer is a couch potato who could do with some exercise, but with...
press release UK esports sets out recommendations to government to make UK a global esports destination
(UK) -- Esports whitepaper launched today by games trade body in collaboration with UK esports sector to educate policymakers about the opportunities that esports...

11/27/2016

article The ever-evolving Las Vegas casino experience: eSports and more
(Las Vegas) -- Is the future of casino gambling here now? Let's take a look at some new casino gambling options geared specifically for younger customers.

11/25/2016

article Casinos now taking bets on video game tournaments
(Las Vegas) -- Video games are evolving past a hobby and quickly turning into a professional sport. For the first time, gamblers in Nevada were able to wager on who they...
article eSports Lawsuit Over For Now, But State Action May Follow
(Washington) -- On October 4, 2016, a federal judge in the Western District of Washington dismissed a suit against Valve Corporation (“Valve”) alleging that...

11/24/2016

article Las Vegas Gaming Control Board takes a gamble on esports betting
(Las Vegas) -- The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas finally received permission to take wagers for esports matches on Nov. 17, following months of...

11/20/2016

article Legal esports betting coming to IEM Oakland
(Las Vegas) -- Esports betting has arrived in Sin City. William Hill Sports Book announced the first legal esports wagers will be available in Las Vegas this weekend for...
article Witnessing the birth of a sport - eSports
(South Africa) -- Over the weekend of 7-9 October at the ever popular gaming expo, Rage, something quite extraordinary happened - South Africa witnessed the birth of a...
article William Hill partners with Downtown Grand Las Vegas to start offering eSports betting in Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- UK online bookmaker William Hill recently announced that the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee had reviewed its application to offer eSports betting in the...

11/19/2016

article Stay tuned for e-sports betting in Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- So would you take Team Liquid in a head-to-head World of WarCraft matchup against the Evil Geniuses? Yes, it’s a tough call, considering the Evil...

11/18/2016

article Las Vegas takes first legal esports wagers in U.S. for IEM Oakland
(Las Vegas) -- The first legal esports wagers will be offered in Las Vegas, Nevada, this weekend, William Hill Sports Book announced Friday. In partnership with the...
article Nevada Gaming Policy Committee Says Yes to eSports, No to Daily Fantasy Sports
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, led by Governor Brian Sandoval (R), is urging the state’s Gaming Control Board (GCB) to develop regulations to...
article Nevada panel calls for update to esports rules
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee has urged gambling regulators in the US state to establish a new set of rules regarding wagering on esports contests.

11/16/2016

article eSports does not generate a shared audience or attract casual fans, says games research firm
(UK) -- There is a misunderstanding about why people watch eSports and media companies should not expect an investment in eSports to deliver them a communal audience....
article Nevada gaming policy panel urges new rules on e-sports
(Nevada) -- It won’t be long before people will be able to bet on teams competing against each other when they play video games. Teams also will be able to bet...

11/13/2016

article 'League Of Legends' Team Owner's Letter Angers Fans, Should The LCS Be Franchised?
(Worldwide) -- Remember that letter from a few months back, that almost all the LCS team owners got together to sign to try and make the competitive League Of Legends...
article Esports likely to debut at 2024 Los Angeles Olympics
(California) -- Over the past decade, competitive video gaming popularly known as esports has transcended the level of a small interpersonal activity and spiraled into a...
article The Global Poker League Wants to Marry Esports Presentation and Tech to Poker
(Worldwide) -- The Global Poker League is the attempt to marry esports presentation and tech with one of the oldest card games in existence - Poker. But not only that,...

11/11/2016

article Nevada looks at esports regulatory framework
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee will hear presentations from a range of stakeholders and experts next week as it moves towards implementing an esports...
article The skin betting controversy explained
(Worldwide) -- Anyone who has taken even a passing interest in gambling over the past three or four months would have been going some not to notice the veritable...

11/9/2016

article The rise of eSports and e-gaming
(Worldwide) -- In years gone by, midnight queues for the latest game release on the biggest-selling consoles would be the norm. The advent of the internet saw the...

11/5/2016

article Activision Blizzard wants eSports to be big league
(New York) -- Blizzard is creating an eSports league of its own with competitive play of team-based shooter game Overwatch, and a goal of building professional stars...

11/4/2016

article CS:GO Betting: An Interview With Alasdair Lamb
(USA) -- If you’re not a part of the online generation then you might not know what eSports are, but the chances are that you’ll have heard the term. A...

11/3/2016

press release Casino and Esports Executives Unlock Collaborative Strategies at Inaugural Naruscope Conference
(Las Vegas) -- The futures of gambling and gaming converged at the Esports & Casino Resorts conference hosted October 25th and 26th at the SLS Las Vegas.

11/1/2016

article Another Game Is Getting Tough On Online Gambling
(USA) -- There's been a crackdown on an in-game gambling circuit surrounding a popular sci-fi MMO. Following up on the big Counter-Strike gambling scandal from...

10/31/2016

article Eve Online may have seized more than $620,000 of currency in gambling bans
(USA) -- When one of Eve Online’s famously big wars kicked off earlier this year it eventually drove one of the game’s most powerful factions, The Imperium,...

10/28/2016

article Take out slots to make room for new entertaining product
(Las Vegas) -- “If you want to sell wheelchairs, just hang around the slots all day long.” - a statement by Unikrn founder Rahul Sood which drew the same...

10/27/2016

article Esports' Michael Jordan: the global Faker phenomenon
(South Korea) -- League of Legends' Lee Sang-hyeok, known as "Faker," is one of the greatest athletes in sports today. If you want to be a stickler over...
article How Do We Measure Success in Esports?
(Worldwide) -- The Four Facets of Success: It’s all about perspective, right? How do we measure the success of a team – specifically, a League of Legends...
article Microsoft reveal new streaming and eSports possibilities coming to Xbox Live
(Washington) -- Microsoft has revealed that advanced eSports options and integrated streaming will be coming to Xbox Live on Windows 10. The new functionality was...
article Venture Capitalist Kobe Bryant weighs in on new fund, eSports and failure
(California) -- “Are you ready to shoot five percent as a good venture capitalist?” “No, I’m going to shoot higher than that,” Kobe Bryant...

10/26/2016

article Conferees get first look at Las Vegas e-sports arena
(California) -- When Southern Nevada’s first electronic sports arena opens its doors to the public next month, the public may be able to wager on the outcome of...
article E-sports proponents urge casino commitment
(Las Vegas) -- The development of e-sports and skill-based gaming can’t come soon enough for some in the casino industry, who see them as ways to draw a younger...
article Key question at conference: Can bettors trust that e-sports aren’t fixed?
(Las Vegas) -- The challenges of getting e-sports into sports books and onto casino floors were the focus of two sessions of a conference on the popular form of...
article Sixers move into eSports
(Philadelphia) -- "He's very confused right now," Joe LoGuidice told me as I stared at the screen, trying to understand what was happening. "Him, or...

10/23/2016

article E-Sports: A League of Its Own
(New York) -- You’ve probably heard talk about the rise of “e-sports,” the currently exploding business of professionals playing videogames—and, more important,...

10/21/2016

article OpEd: Valve Not Doing Enough to Curb Underage Gambling in CSGO
(Washington) -- If you’re even a little bit connected to esports, you likely know quite a bit about the recent controversies involving the unregulated gambling...

10/20/2016

article Valve Denies Criminal Charges of Illegal Counter Strike Gambling
(Washington) -- A few months after Valve is faced with criminal charges in violation of the state gambling laws, the former denies the said accusation stating that there...
article Valve responds to Washington State's cease and desist letter
(Washington) -- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Steam developer Valve Corporation has responded today to a cease and desist issued by the Washington State Gambling...

10/19/2016

article Inspired Gaming to Supply Virtual Sports to EveryMatrix Clients
(UK) -- Virtual Sports content provider Inspired Gaming has signed a strategic deal that will make its offering available to a wider number of international gambling...

10/18/2016

article Valve refutes Washington State accusations over CS:GO gambling
(Washington) -- Valve has responded to an earlier notice from the Washington State Gambling Commission that accused the company of facilitating online gambling...
article Valve Responds To Washington State Regulators: ‘We Do Not Facilitate Gambling’
(Washington) -- Valve Corporation has formally responded to the regulatory agency investigating its proximity to and alleged enabling of skin betting, and has insisted...

10/17/2016

article YouTuber on trial for allegedly promoting ‘FIFA’ video game lottery
(UK) -- Two men are on trial in the United Kingdom after having been charged with offenses under the country’s Gambling Act in September. Craig Douglas and Dylan...
article Dan Harmon Is Producing A Sitcom About Esports
(Hollywood) -- I can’t imagine it’ll be anywhere on the level as Rick & Morty, but people are probably going to tune in nonetheless. After all, we’...

10/16/2016

article Gambling Casinos Targeted By Developers After Major War
(USA) -- The various online gambling casinos run by EVE Online players are finally being targeted by the games’ developers, CCP, officially in lieu of the upcoming...

10/15/2016

article Esports & VR: Casinos’ Upcoming Star Attractions
(Las Vegas) -- Esports and virtual reality are coming to casinos. At the Downtown Grand in Las Vegas, esports have already arrived and at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E)...
article EVE Online Gambling Casinos Targeted by Developers after Major War
(USA) -- The various online gambling casinos run by EVE Online players are finally being targeted by the games’ developers, CCP, officially in lieu of the upcoming shift...

10/14/2016

article CCP Games outlaw EVE Online gambling and real money trading sites
(USA) -- CCP Games is currently gearing up for EVE Online's switch to freemium with its Ascension expansion pack, and today they've revealed their new End User...
article Skin Wagering Scorecard: 19 Named Sites Still Using Steam For Commercial Purposes
(USA) -- As game maker Valve has come under fire in recent weeks for facilitating unlicensed gambling via its Steam API, the skin wagering landscape has shifted...
article Ladbrokes Inspired Deal; eSports Betting Changes
(UK) -- UK bookmaker Ladbrokes extends their portfolio of virtual products through their relationship with Inspired Gaming and temporarily drops their eSports market...

10/13/2016

article CCP cracking down on EVE Online gambling sites
(USA) -- Valve isn't the only developer dealing with gambling sites. As the launch of EVE Online: Ascension nears (November 8), CCP Games has come out strongly...
article CCP cracks down on Eve Online gambling sites
(USA) -- The company behind Eve Online is latest firm to go on the attack against video game gambling sites. In a post on its development blog, CCP said it was making...
article Chaos strikes Eve Online as gambling kingpins are thrown out of the galaxy
(USA) -- With the stroke of a pen, developer CCP has changed the world of Eve Online forever. Proposed changes to the game’s license agreement will make gambling...

10/12/2016

article Eve Online goes to war with gambling sites
(Worldwide) -- CCP, the maker of space MMO Eve Online, is the latest developer to crack down on video game gambling websites.
article Exclusive: Valve Ignored Emails from WA State Gambling Commission, Per Letter
(Washington) -- The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skin gambling controversy is officially the gaming industry's Deflategate. One side is accusing the other of...
article Ladbrokes Drops Esports Betting; No Decision On Whether It Will Return
(UK) -- Most news reports on esports and esports betting talk about the phenomenal growth the sector is undergoing, but not all companies that get involved are enjoying...
article CCP updates EVE Online license agreement to combat gambling
(Worldwide) -- I fear we're only going to hear more stories about third-party gambling sites that trade in digital game assets in the years ahead, and it's...

10/11/2016

article A $25,000 amateur esports tournament is heading to Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A new monthly esports tournament is heading to Vegas, starting this weekend. Called Battle on the Strip, the competition will feature a new game each...
article Court tells Valve to stop “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” skin betting
(Washington) -- Valve is currently facing a legal battle over its “skin boxes” feature, as a court has ruled it as gambling and ordered the company to remove...

10/10/2016

article Mark Cuban Isn’t Investing in eSports Because of Player Burnout
(Texas) -- Despite other NBA franchise owners buying eSports franchises left and right, Mark Cuban isn’t looking to buy into the industry just yet…well,...
article Sixers owners bringing NBA front office strategies to ESports
(Pennsylvania) -- The Sixers' front office hasn't exactly impressed lately. It's accumulated a stockpile of assets in young players and draft picks and is...

10/7/2016

article Valve Wins First Round Of Class Action Skin Betting Case, But The Fight Is Not Yet Over
(Washington) -- In the class action case against the Valve Corporation, CSGO Lotto and Trevor Martin, US District Judge John Coughenour has granted the defendants...
article Washington State Gambling Commission warns online Steam Gaming Platform to stop facilitating gambling with player "Skins"
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission has notified Valve Corporation that it must immediately stop allowing the transfer of virtual weapons known as...

10/6/2016

article CHRIS GROVE: Where are the Esports Opportunities for Indian Country?
(Las Vegas) -- This year at G2E, I moderated a panel - Interactive in Indian Country - that touched upon a number of trends stemming from the rise of interactive gaming...
article Bellevue game maker Valve ordered to end support of black-market gambling
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission has taken action against Bellevue game maker Valve, the first time a U.S. regulator has attempted to crack down...
article CS GO Update: Commission Wants Valve to Stop Skin Gambling
(Washington) -- Skin gamblers beware. A CS GO update in the news came that skin gambling in the game will be stopped soon. The Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC...

10/5/2016

article Bellevue game maker Valve ordered to end support of black-market gambling
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission’s action is the first time a U.S. regulator has attempted to crack down on a multibillion-dollar online...
article State regulator orders Valve to halt CS:GO skin gambling through Steam
(Washington) -- In response to my inquiry, Valve's Doug Lombardi referred to the "In-Game Item Trading Update" posted in July, which states that using...
article Washington State Gambling Commission Orders Valve To Stop Skin Gambling Via Steam
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission has ordered game maker Valve Corporation to stop the transfer of skins via its Steam API, it announced in a...
article Washington State Gambling Commission orders Valve to stop skins gambling
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission has notified Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developer Valve that it must stop all transfers of in-game weapon...
article CSGO Lotto wins motion to dismiss its class-action lawsuit
(Washington) -- A class-action lawsuit against third-party Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skin gambling site CSGO Lotto appears to have been been dealt a major blow,...

10/4/2016

article CS:GO Lounge handled over $1 billion in bets this year
(The Internet) -- As the Counter-Strike skin gambling bubble burst earlier this year one of the most popular sites, CS:GO Lounge, was among those that shut down in their...
article eSports: CS:GO Lounge has had over $1 billion in bets this year.
(The Internet) -- Even though Valve has cracked down on a lot of Counter Strike gambling sites, reports have come out to show just how profitable that business model was.
article Could Vin Diesel be the next celebrity to hop on the esports train?
(California) -- Vin Diesel congratulated team Northern Gaming Blue on their win at the World of Warcraft European Regional Championship — could the Fast &...
article Why NBA team owners are buying eSports teams
(USA) -- The world of professional sports is starting to get very interested in the world of virtual sports. Last month, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers bought a...
article eSports Gambling in the USA: How Long Until It’s a Reality?
(USA) -- eSports is one of the fastest growing betting markets in the world with mobile and social gaming creating a larger audience following the action and placing...

10/3/2016

article Bing boosts esports support, starting with Counter-Strike and League of Legends
(The Internet) -- Microsoft search engine Bing has new functionality for esports. Users can get information about specific tournaments through the site. This is another...
article Steve Aoki jumps into esports arena, buys 'Overwatch' champ team Rogue
(California) -- Steve Aoki is the latest celebrity to invest in esports, as the popular DJ — who's also a longtime gamer and occasional Twitch streamer...
article New E-Sports Betting Drive: Amazon Shows Online Currency
(The Internet) -- TwitchTV, an online video-game streaming platform owned by Amazon, plans to launch its own virtual currency, to be known as Stream+, and expected to be...

10/1/2016

article Music producer and DJ Steve Aoki invests in team Rogue
(USA) -- Electronic dance music producer, DJ and Dim Mak Records founder Steve Aoki announced during his live performance Saturday at livestreaming expo TwitchCon that...
article Street Fighter Has Become the World's Smallest Premier eSport, and That’s OK
(UK) -- Somewhere at the back of the Birmingham NEC, a stage, a hundred chairs and a row of PS4s take up a comparatively modest amount of space on EGX 2016's show...

9/29/2016

article Evaluating eSports
(Las Vegas) -- The headline read, “Why eSports Is The Next Big Thing In Marketing.” The source: Forbes Magazine. The article was by Baldwin Cunningham from...

9/23/2016

article Gamblit takes esports racing game into casinos with G-Sports platform
(USA) -- Gamblit Gaming wants to modernize casinos for today’s millennials. And that’s why it’s announcing its G-Sports esports platform, which will...

9/22/2016

article LEGAL BLOG: When eSports is social gaming, gambling or prize promotion?
(Italy) -- eSports is facing a considerable growth, but its qualification as gambling, social gaming or prize promotion is based on a detailed review of the features of...

9/21/2016

article World’s Biggest Esport Bar To Open In Quebec
(Quebec) -- The Meltdown esports bar franchise has been trailblazing across the world and their latest spot it set to break the record. Releasing a statement on their...

9/19/2016

article UK YouTubers Charged With Unlawful Video Game Gambling
(UK) -- Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby made history last week, but perhaps not in a way they'd imagined. The duo are reportedly the first YouTubers to be charged with...
article YouTube stars charged with promoting gambling to minors
(UK) -- Two YouTubers have been charged with advertising unlawful gambling in what is seen as the first case involving betting on video games. The UK Gambling Commission...
article YouTuber Appears in Court Charged With Promoting Gambling
(UK) -- A FIFA YouTuber has appeared in court charged with promoting gambling via his Youtube channel. According to BBC News, Craig "Nepenthez" Douglas - who...
article Charleyy Hodson discusses the rise of eSports
(UK) -- To look at the numbers, you'd have to be a fool to claim eSports is insignificant. 20 million people watched the recent Call Of Duty Championships, a...

9/16/2016

article UK makes first videogame gambling prosecutions
(UK) -- Online gambling for in-game items is making the headlines again today with news that the first prosecutions have been made in the UK. Gambling for in-game items...

9/15/2016

article How eSports could alter the future of the NFL, NBA, more
(USA) -- There are plenty of professional athletes who play video games, but are gamers athletes? Perhaps not in the classical sense, but in the world of eSports, that...
article Meet The Anonymous Watchdog Who Broke The CS:GO Betting Scandal
(USA) -- One of 2016’s most explosive pieces of gaming journalism was broken by a news-obsessed Indian IT guy with a relatively unknown YouTube channel....

9/14/2016

article Christopher LaPorte is betting on eSports rejuvenating the casino floor
(Las Vegas) -- Christopher LaPorte is a Street Fighter man. “It will forever and always be my game,” says the former owner of Insert Coin(s), the Fremont...

9/7/2016

article Activision Blizzard hires Fox Sports exec to head up esports division
(USA) -- In yet another move that suggests esports is pushing into the mainstream, Activision Blizzard announced Wednesday morning that Fox Sports executive Pete...
article E-sports attract more online viewers than traditional sports
(Europe) -- Streamed e-sports is becoming increasingly popular in Sweden, according to Mediavision. Even though the UEFA Euros attracted many viewers in June, daily...

9/6/2016

article The court has ordered Martin Shkreli to pay former 'League of Legends' coach $25,000
(USA) -- Martin Shkreli is under fire once again for financial failings — and this time the court has ordered the infamous pharma bro to pay outstanding wages to...

9/3/2016

article As eSports popularity explodes, betting needs to be regulated
(USA) -- Esports betting has boomed in the last five years, attracting investments from celebrities, investors and entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher...

9/2/2016

article eSports: What's next for brand sponsorship now gaming’s gone mainstream?
(UK) -- Manchester City hit headlines earlier this year for its latest signing: an 18-year-old star who will never have to kick a football. Kieran Brown is the club...
article Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas to be home to esports arena
(Las Vegas) -- An esports arena is coming to Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas. About 15,000 square feet of space that previously served as part of a movie theater and a...
article Why L.A. Rams' Rodger Saffold co-founded an esports team
(California) -- There's the likes of NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal and multitime NBA champion Rick Fox investing heavily in esports, and then there's L....

9/1/2016

article Evaluating eSports
(Las Vegas) -- Why casino marketers will be missing the boat if they don’t examine how this can impact their operation and attract new, younger customers.

8/31/2016

article The once and future king of esports
(Las Vegas) -- The former king of esports, who once prowled the halls of first-person shooters like some virtual god of death, just got back from a golf tournament with...

8/30/2016

article Renegades was purchased by Boston Celtics player Jonas Jerebko
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Celtics player Jonas Jerebko purchased esports organization Renegades, which currently has teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of...

8/29/2016

article eSports: Organised crime gangs a threat to future of competitive gaming, integrity commissioner warns
(Australia) -- When the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal broke in 2000, it changed the cricketing world forever. Players, fans and officials were in disbelief that one...
article How One Esports Gambling Site Still Offers Skin Betting Despite Order To Stop
(Worldwide) -- A letter dated July 19 from game maker Valve Corporation to skin gambling website CSGOFast ordered the website to stop using Valve’s API, Steam, to...

8/28/2016

article Esports & Casino Resorts Conference For Gambling Pros
(Las Vegas) -- The online gambling industry is experiencing a trend like now other with the introduction of eSports to punters all over the world. Executives involved in...

8/25/2016

article HEITNER: Comparing The Big, Growing Business Of Esports To Poker
(USA) -- Video game competitions have certainly evolved from friendly events where the winner simply acquired bragging rights over the loser. Today, these competitions...
article Legal Sports Books Get Ready for Billions in E-Sports Betting
(Europe) -- If e-sports -- a.k.a competitive video gaming -- really are the next big thing in sports, then betting on e-sports is the next big thing in gambling, and...
article League of Legends: Fans taking over sold-out ACC to watch world's most popular video game
(Toronto) -- This Sunday, 15,000 screaming fans will pack the Air Canada Centre to cheer on their champions, bang inflatable thundersticks and gorge themselves on...
article CS: GO Gaming Lawsuit Includes James “Phantomlord” Varga, CSGO Shuffle
(USA) -- Originally some people may have heard about the class action lawsuit being filed against Trevor “TmarTn” Martain and his partner in crime Thomas...
article LIGGERO: Why Gambling Professionals Should Attend Esports & Casino Resorts in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Esports is one of the hottest topics in the gambling industry today and we’ve been noticing more and more time dedicated to esports at major...

8/24/2016

article eSports' social following growing faster than traditional sports
(Worldwide) -- The 2016 Gaming Report from Adobe Digital Insights reveals the huge rise in social media mentions of augmented and virtual reality in the last 18 months...
article Why live betting & esports is a match made in both heaven and hell
(UK) -- As a general rule of thumb esports are ideally suited to the live betting environment. For an overwhelming amount of fans they’re consumed online via live...

8/23/2016

article League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more
(Worldwide) -- The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now. In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been...
article One Of Australia's Biggest Banks Is Getting Into Esports
(Australia) -- The fact that one of Australia’s largest banks is getting involved with esports speaks volumes. Mind you, so does this picture. Anyway, ESL...

8/22/2016

article Consumers allege corporations violated Washington gambling laws
(Washington) -- A group of more than 30 consumers is suing multiple companies, alleging violation of Washington state and federal gambling laws. The consumers filed a...
article How land based casinos can seize upon esports
(Las Vegas) -- Ask not what esports can offer Las Vegas, ask what they can offer each offer. With casinos looking for a way to attract a younger tech savvy generation,...
article BLOG: Gambling regulator looks to clamp down on unlicensed e-sports betting and gambling of 'in-game' items
(UK) -- The British gambling regulator has warned online platforms that facilitate bets on e-sports or which allow gamers to gamble virtual items they have obtained when...

8/18/2016

article Esports Arena enters into deal with Chinese company
(California) -- Santa Ana-based Esports Arena is expanding its reach with help from investment partner Allied eSports. Esports Arena builds membership-based gaming...
article Sports Bureau says eGaming recognition not on the horizon
(Macau) -- In response to a Times’ enquiry last week on the possibility of recognizing electronic gaming (eGaming or eSports) as an official sport in the MSAR, the...
article Why The CS:GO eSports Scene Is Not Happy With Valve's New Rule
(The Internet) -- It's no secret that CS: GO (better known as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) is among the best multiplayer first-person shooter games of today....

8/17/2016

article CGSO Lounge discontinues skin-betting, to relaunch as esports entertainment and information platform
(The Internet) -- The largest skin betting site in the world will no longer allow its users to place bets on upcoming matches, as CSGO Lounge aims to relaunch as “...
article Teenagers’ sports gambling addiction putting kids in huge debt
(Australia) -- UNIVERSITY students are quitting casual jobs to punt full time, young welfare recipients are blowing entire Centrelink payments on gaming, and three-...

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