Esports data and statistics company Abios has announced the launch of a solution to help bookmakers and esports companies ensure compliance is maintained with player age legislations.
According to the release, the customisable solution provides updated information on expected rosters, player ages, birthdays and the share of underaged players in teams participating in major tournaments of the most popular esports titles.
Oskar Fröberg, CEO of Abios, commented: “Over the past 18 months, we have offered player age compliance as an add-on service for several of our large customers in the affected jurisdictions. Due to the increased demand and incoming regulations in more regions, we are happy to announce that esports compliance will now officially become part of our product offering.
“Having run the product in a live environment for an extended period, without any errors, we can now comfortably offer it to the broader market.”
The solution retrieves player age data directly from Abios’ API and comes in the form of a weekly document.
“With the esports industry gradually maturing, integrity and compliance have increasingly started becoming important topics for anyone offering odds. We are incredibly happy to be able to facilitate and help build a compliant and legitimate foundation for the industry,” added Fröberg.
The launch follows a series of legislations regarding betting on esports matches where minors are participating. The regulations ban betting on games where minors participate or where the majority of the players in a game are minors, which differs depending on the jurisdiction. These are imposed by a number of countries, including Sweden, the UK, Spain and the U.S.
Esports Insider says: Because there are plenty of underaged athletes in esports, player age regulations are undeniably a necessity in protecting them from nefarious practices. A solution that provides comprehensive information on the age of esports athletes is a helpful tool, especially for bookmakers.