Tag Archives: CS:Go

Valve issues cease and desist notice to 23 skins betting sites

Valve has followed up on its announcement with action by issuing cease and desist notices to no less than 23 skins betting sites. Most notably this included CSGO Lounge, a hugely popular site for betting with skins from the game. Another site, CSGOBig, published a copy of the letter it received which also listed all of the sites targeted in the …

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TmarTn and Syndicate revealed as owners of the CS:GO Lotto site they promoted

The popular Youtube pair of Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell have a combined following of almost 13 million and were, until recently, hugely popular in the online CS:GO gaming community.  It has now come to light that they are the co-owners of a skins gambling platform called CS:GO Lotto, a site which many of their most viewed videos promoted without any …

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CSGO player opens lawsuit against Valve over ‘illegal gambling’

The company behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve, has been accused by a player of allowing and facilitating illegal wagering on the game. There are numerous sites in which players can trade and wager skins, that is in-game items, which are worth substantial amounts of money. Sites such as CSGO Lounge, CSGO skins, and CSGO Diamonds allow this trading and Valve …

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Rob Dyche – Esport Gaming – Standing alone

Rob Dyche is the Cofounder and CEO of Esport Gaming, an esports focused betting platform licenced in Curacao.  At the recent Esports Betting Summit, one of the points of discussion was whether esports is more suited to a dedicated platform or whether it should be integrated into a traditional sportsbook like any other new market. SBC readers can hear the thoughts …

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Fnatic and Dafabet – Conquering the tough esports landscape

Many traditional sportsbooks now include some markets on esports and there’s no doubt that it’s a rapidly growing market but perhaps due to a lack of understanding and regulatory concerns, many have so far avoided commercial partnerships with the organisations within it. Dafabet became the first major sports betting operator to establish a deal with an esports organisation in the …

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ELEAGUE debut hits over 500,000 viewers

The much anticipated new CS:GO competition ELEAGUE aired live on TBS last week and hit a total viewership of 509,000 during its primetime Friday night slot. It was also broadcast internationally via local networks throughout Europe, South East Asia and Latin America as well as via Huamao in China and Starladder in Russia. During the debut week of the competition the …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 2 – Don’t be a dad at a disco

The afternoon sessions at the Esports Betting Summit focused more on understanding esports customers and how to build a brand which appeals to them.  The Betgenius Esports Panel took place just before lunch and the topic of the World Esports Association (WESA) was briefly discussed. Ben Conroy, Esports Product Manager at Sky Betting & Gaming, made the valid point of whether …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 1 – Integrity and skins

The first Bullet Business Esports Betting Summit went off with a bang at the Royal Garden Hotel in London this week. With a strong lineup of speakers including Unikrn’s Rahul Sood, ESL UK’s James Dean and Victor Martyn of GosuGamers the 160 plus attendees were treated to a series of engaging and educational talks on the industry and how it …

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Who will be in the Bud Light Esports All-Stars Group?

Bud Light is the latest non-endemic brand making big moves into esports as it’s been announced that the company will sponsor a group of esports players to form the Bud Light All-Stars group.   Bud Light will reveal the initial list of potential players at DreamHack Austin which starts on Friday 6th May. The company will be looking for players from …

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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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