Tag Archives: Skin betting

A ‘playground for innovation’: Why esports must move past the technical issues to embrace new betting experiences

micro betting

Micro betting can be a great way to fill the downtime, both in the absence of events to bet on and if the gameplay itself is just ‘boring’. That was a view expressed by PandaScore CEO Flavien Guillocheau in the final part of an exclusive series on the power of data in esports. Click in to read the first two …

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‘Provably Fair’ CSGOEmpire winning skins integrity battle

‘Fair skin betting operator’ CSGOEmpire has launched a new ‘match betting’ product to complement its popular roulette game. Launched in 2016, CSGOEmpire seeks to lead the esports market in relation to ‘skin wagering’ dynamics, a controversial element of esports which sees players compete to win virtual goods or currencies (referred to as skins) that hold no material value. In its mission …

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UKGC warns parents of video game skin betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) warns parents over the perils of gambling linked to video games, calling for adults to be vigilant to the dangers of gambling associated with video games. Its warning follows the publication of a Commission paper on virtual currencies, eSports and social gaming (http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/Virtual-currencies) The UKGC explains that there has been an increase in the popularity …

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Phil Kornychev – Virtual Drama in esports – The skin betting story

Phil Kornyshev is the co-founder of PVP.ME, a live esports betting platform. Having spoken at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam earlier this year, now he has turned his attention to exploring the recent skins betting drama for SBC News. Heres’ what he had to say…  The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, …

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BOS Speaker Profile: James Watson – Sportradar – The skins volcano

Esports form a notable part of the agenda at Betting on Sports (#bettingonsports) next month, and with a plethora of issues to discuss and debate it’s no great surprise why.  One industry expert is Sportradar’s James Watson. James will be on a panel alongside Pavol Krasnovsky, founder of RTSmunity, exploring how live betting can work in an esports environment. In …

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Unikrn’s Rahul Sood calls for regulation of esports skin betting

In a poignant blog post about skin betting on Unikrn published yesterday, co-founder and CEO, Rahul Sood, has highlighted what’s wrong in esports betting, especially in regards to underage gambling and top Twitch streamers who are wagering in-game virtual items that have real monetary value. According to Eilers Research skin betting is close to $5bn (£3.4bn) in terms of money wagered in 2016. …

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