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In what is believed to be a first in the world event, the United Kingdom has announced that they have begun the prosecution of two men who are believed to have been promoting unlawful eSports gambling.
The announcement was made through the UK Gambling Commission to the BBC, who revealed that Dylan Rigby and Craig Douglas are being charged with promoting a lottery and unlawful gambling, while Douglas is also being pursued on charges of attempting to get children to gamble. The two are thought to have operated a venture that saw them dealing virtual skins in the game Counter Strike, which can be used as a gambling currency in the game.
The UKGC is urging parents to be aware of the activity, as it leaves children particularly vulnerable to underage betting.
eSports is a new and booming sector throughout the world, as professional video game players compete in tournaments that are spectated by millions of people online and in person. The "sport" has drawn in a series of gambling companies, who are taking action on some of the biggest events.
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