Tag Archives: ESIC

ESIC issues update on Mountain Dew League investigation

Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has confirmed that it is nearing the conclusion of its investigation into match-fixing allegations related to the ‘Mountain Dew League’ (MDL) tournament series operated by associate member ESEA, a subsidiary of pro-esports tournament organiser ESL. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Countering ‘social media speculation’, …

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ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual 

Esports has been one of betting’s rising markets following the global health pandemic. Whilst live sports were abruptly  postponed, competitive gaming became a major player by simply shifting from an offline environment to online tournaments. However for some of esports’ biggest betting operators, the attitude to this rise has been fairly relaxed, partly due to the expectation that competitive gaming …

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Midnite partners with ESIC to combat esports corruption

New esports betting operator Midnite has committed to ensuring the integrity of esports events is prioritised after securing a new partnership with the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). Under the new partnership, Midnite will join ESIC’s anti-corruption programme and will also contribute to ESIC’s suspicious bet alert network. ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith said: “In reaching our goal which is to make …

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Understanding why esports is such a valuable proposition for betting operators


The betting industry, along with the rest of the world, has been forced to adapt to COVID-19. This has led to much of the sector identifying esports as a potential avenue to go down for alternative betting markets, particularly while real sports are suspended. However, esports betting is still seen as an unknown entity with many firms lacking understanding of …

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ESIC ‘Malta Summit’ calls for greater collaboration on esports betting integrity

‘The Esports Integrity Coalition- ESIC‘ has called for all the esports stakeholders, governing bodies and licensed gambling operators to collaborate in tackling esports growing ‘betting integrity’ concerns. ESIC’s call for collaboration comes as the integrity body details an ‘alarming rise’ in suspicious betting alerts gathered over the past 12-months. The body announced that 74 suspicious betting alerts were recorded during 2018, …

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Luckbox commits to highest level of esports integrity monitoring joining ESIC

Dedicated esports betting operator Luckbox, has confirmed that it has become the latest industry incumbent to join the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC). Founded in 2016, ESIC is an independent integrity monitoring body, which aims to safeguard all-levels of competitive esports against cheating, match-fixing and corruption. Isle of Man licensed Luckbox, an enterprise which gearing for its full platform launch in …

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Esports integrity at the core of GLMS and ESIC relationship

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) have joined forces, in light of the verticals rising betting popularity on a global level. Coming together to safeguard the integrity of esports, the agreement in place is to see both parties work together, identifying and reporting potential irregularities and suspicious betting patterns, across its growing number of competitions. …

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MGA and ESIC sign Memorandum of Understanding

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It has been announced today that the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has entered into a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC).  This move which is ‘in the interests of protecting and maintaining the integrity of esports and esports betting’ is another step in the right direction by ESIC. ESIC has been amassing regulated and official partners throughout esports in …

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ESIC forms eSports advisory partnership with UK Gambling Commission

Non-profit Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has detailed that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), which will see the organisation become an adviser on the detection and prevention of betting malpractice within eSports. Set-up in 2015, ESIC’s aim is to uphold the integrity of eSports and its related stakeholders against match manipulation and potential …

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GameCo joins the Esports Integrity Coalition members club

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The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has announced that GameCo has become its latest member. GameCo is focused on bringing video games to casinos, and its VGMs (Video game gambling machines) hit the casino floor in Atalantic City late last year. Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said: “We are delighted that GameCo has decided to join ESIC. GameCo operates at the …

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