[toc]As the Overwatch League moves closer to becoming a reality, Activision Blizzard is considering another step that would draw the esports title into an even closer parallel with stick-and-ball sports: Integration of real-money fantasy sports competitions. That’s per a report from HeroesNeverDie.com. “Fantasy has obviously proven to be something that fans love in traditional sports and […]
The New Jersey Congressman took aim at skin betting and esports wagering, activities which he said “attempt to bypass the law” regarding gambling.
Leading daily fantasy esports site announces that it will stop offering real-money fantasy esports contests effective October 21st.
CSGOFast, the popular skin gambling site focused on jackpot and roulette-style games, announces pending closure following Valve’s crackdown.
[toc]Valve’s ongoing crackdown on skin gambling appears to span all types of products, including the popular skin-based esports betting site CSGO Lounge. That’s per a copy of a cease and desist notice that appears to be from Valve, a notice that targets 23 individual skin betting sites. ESBR has not been able to independently verify the authenticity […]
[toc]With a simple announcement yesterday, Valve appears to have gutted skin betting, the dominant product in the global market for esports gambling. What are the ramifications for the broader esports gambling market? So much depends on enforcement The primary question behind any analysis is: How effective will Valve be at cutting off gambling activity flowing through […]
Popular skin gambling site CSGOLotto is at the center of the latest CS:GO skin betting controversy after site promoter revealed to have ownership interest.
CSGOWild – a popular CS:GO skin betting site – decided to exit the US market absent any pressure from Valve or authorities, per a statement from the site.
A recently-filed lawsuit that targets game developer Valve over the company’s alleged involvement in the skin gambling market may struggle to gain traction, according to legal experts.