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 YouTuber Nepenthez charged over video game gambling site

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Date posted: 20/09/2016

In the UK, two men have appeared in court charged with offences under the Gambling Act in what is believed to be the first prosecution involving betting on video games.

Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby, who are both from Essex, are charged with promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling. This definitely changes the landscape when it comes to any virtual environment hosted in the UK that allows or endorces anyy form of lottery.

The Gambling Commission, which brought the prosecution, has been looking into the rise of video game gambling.

It is warning parents that children can be drawn into betting with so-called skins - virtual goods such as weapons or clothes that are a feature of many popular games.

See the full Story via external site: www.bbc.co.uk



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