ESI Gambling Report: ESL One Cologne Preview

Beginning next week, 16 of CS:GO’s finest teams will venture to the Lanxess Arena - infamously known as the ‘Cathedral of Counter-Strike’ - for the fifth iteration of ESL One Cologne....

Grant Johnson – Vie.gg – Building an esports betting exchange

There's undoubtedly been growth in esports betting over recent years. Entertainment and betting arguably go hand-in-hand and players are already betting on a multitude of titles ranging from Counter-Strike through to...

Nintendo withdraws two mobile games in Belgium due to loot box ban

Nintendo mobile games Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be terminated in Belgium. According to a statement made by the company on Twitter, it was done to avoid potential...
Luckbox redesign

Luckbox announces partnership with sportsbook solution OddsMatrix

Esports betting platform Luckbox has announced a partnership with sportsbook solution platform, OddsMatrix, powered by EveryMatrix EveryMatrix delivers a modular and API driven product suite, including a market-leading one-stop shop casino content...

Which tournaments attract the most esports bettors?

As competitive gaming evolves, as too has the rise in esports betting. Though the exact value of esports’ betting handle is difficult to pinpoint, there’s a reason to believe it has...

WIN.GG to present as features startup at ICE North America

Authoritative esports media portal, WIN has been selected to present to an audience of attendees at the ICE North America exhibition. WIN was chosen as one of five companies picked from...

U.S. Senator wants tougher loot box and microtransaction regulations

A U.S Senator has proposed a federal bill that will bring loot box and microtransaction regulations to video games. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley proposed the bill dubbed, “The Protecting Children from...

The ESI Podcast: the opportunity at the intersection of esports and gambling

Here at Esports Insider we're delighted to introduce the ESI Podcast, in partnership with Mishcon de Reya. The four-part series will cover topics from betting through to intellectual property issues in the burgeoning esports...

Danish authorities target unauthorised Counter-Strike skin gambling sites

Danish gambling regulator, Spillemyndigheden, has identified a number of skin gambling sites operating illegally in the country and began working with proper authorities to cease operation in Denmark. For a while...
Blast Pro Series and Betway

Betway agrees to a one-year sponsorship deal for BLAST Pro Series

Bookmaker Betway has announced a new one-year sponsorship deal with BLAST Pro Series, which will span eight events around the globe over the course of the year. The deal, which includes an option to...

Events

SPIA Asia Awards – RIOT’s World Championship takes gold at SPIA

Sports industry professionals from around the world walked the 2018 SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference red carpet yesterday (20th November)...