ISFE calls on European gambling authorities to tackle online skin betting

first_imgISFE calls on European gambling authorities to tackle online skin bettingComments come following move by Danish Gambling Authority to block 15 skin betting websites Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterTuesday 16th April 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) has called on European regulators to block illegal skin gambling sites following a ruling in Denmark last month. The Danish Gambling Authority upheld a court decision from the City of Copenhagen which blocked 15 illegal gambling sites in the Denmark. A total of 25 websites were blocked as part of the decision, with the majority offering skin gambling. Skin gambling websites are particularly problematic as they are unregulated and therefore able to facilitate underage gambling, ISFE CEO Simon Little said it was time for authorities across Europe to “follow the example of the Danish Gambling Authority.””Video games businesses do not allow, facilitate, or condone the conversion of virtual items or currencies into money or the use of them outside the game such as within unlicensed third-party gambling sites,” he added.”The video games sector takes its responsibility to consumers, and particularly to children, very seriously and is currently funding education campaigns around Europe to inform parents about responsible gameplay and the dangers of skin-betting and unauthorised trading of virtual goods.” Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The Danish Gambling Authority previously blocked six skin betting websites back in February 2018. In a statement, it said the increased number this time was a result of a new search strategy. “We will continue to work purposefully and persistently to find and block the illegal skin-betting websites, although we can observe that these sites, in particular, tend to complicate our work of documenting and blocking,” said director Birgitte Sand. “But we continue our efforts against illegal gambling and look with great care on the skin-betting pages. Especially, since they often involve children playing computer games that can suddenly change into gambling games.” Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGearbox, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple oppose Texas anti-trans lawBorderlands developer even suggests it would expand out of the state if law is passedBy James Batchelor 20 days agoGerman legal reform to set new standards for loot boxesBundestag passes youth protection law that would require clear descriptors for games featuring loot boxesBy Matthew Handrahan 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Monsters Sign Scott Savage, Hayden Hodgson To Amateur Tryout Contracts For Remainder Of Season

first_imgCLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Monsters have made two roster signings that will be effective for the rest of the season, as they have signed former Boston College defenseman Scott Savage and Saginaw Spirit forward Hayden Hodgson to amateur tryout contracts for the remainder of the season.Savage, 21, had a 5-24-29 stat line with 24 minutes spent in the penalty box in 40 appearances with Boston College this NCAA season. He had played in a career total of 154 games in the NCAA and totaled ten goals and sixty-one assists in his career. Savage also spent time in the USHL from 2011-13, putting out a 3-5-8 stat line in 52 appearances.Hodgson, 21, is an undrafted player who has played in the OHL for the Erie Otters, Sarnia Sting and Saginaw Spirit and has a total of 294 collegiate appearances. 331 minutes in the box and a 87-70-157 career stat line is what Hodgson brings to the table. This season, Hodgson has a 38-28-66 stat line and 71 penalty minutes in 67 appearances for Saginaw.The Monsters take on Chicago at 7pm tonight at The Q. Related TopicsBoston CollegeCleveland MonstersErie OttersHayden HodgsonSaginaw SpiritSarnia StingScott Savage Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Tigers clash only available on Robins TV

first_imgIt is a chance for supporters for watch on the first time since Dean Holden took over as the club’s interim head coach on Saturday evening, and the match is only available to watch on Robins TV – with coverage starting from 5pm – as it will not be shown on Sky Sports’ Red Button facility.Season Card holders who are yet to redeem their unique voucher sent to them via email still can, giving them access to each of City’s five scheduled remaining league games.All non-Season Card holders are able to purchase a £10 matchday pass, which is only valid for Wednesday night’s fixture. Non-Season Card holders should note that only those City matches not selected for broadcast by Sky Sports are available.Fans who subscribe can enjoy all the benefits of the Robins TV Live matchday production, which includes a pre-match show with Taylor Moore, half-time analysis, post-match reaction and the game itself inclusive of commentary and replays.Head to the Robins TV website, login with your Bristol Sport Club Account, head to the packages page and select your matchday pass.If you’re already logged in, simply head directly to the packages page here.Tune in at 5pm tomorrow for exclusive City matchday coverage.LOGIN TO ROBINS TV NOWlast_img read more

ELEAGUE partner with Xbox for Gears of War esports series

first_imgELEAGUE and Xbox have announced a partnership that will highlight the Gears of War esports scene ahead of the release of Gears 5 later this year.We’ll be getting ELEAGUE Gears of War coverage in late 2019ELEAGUE will produce six, hour-long feature episodes providing backstage access of professional Gears of War competitions, including an in-depth look into the lives of star players as they train and perform around the world. The series called “ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood” will debut with the first episode on Friday 14th June on TBS.Craig Barry, Chief Content Office for Turner Sports told Reuters: “The audience is the most coveted demographic in the media landscape. We know they’re out there, we know they’re engaged. No one’s really cracked the code yet.”In addition to the series, ELEAGUE will officially reveal new Gears 5 multiplayer gameplay when it hosts the title’s first-ever esports tournament. The tournament will feature eight of the world’s top teams competing live at the ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta. Teams and more details on the tournament format are set to be unveiled in the upcoming months. The final two episodes of the TBS series will showcase all the backstage action and key moments from the live tournament.“We know they’re out there, we know they’re engaged. No one’s really cracked the code yet”All the tournament action will kick off on July 13-14, with live coverage available on Twitch and live sports streaming service B/R Live.In February ELEAGUE entered a content, business and event partnership with Rocket League developer Psyonix. The deal includes the production of a series of episodes that focus on Seasons 7 and 8 of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). ELEAGUE also recently announced that it had partnered with male grooming brand Axe. The partnership will see Axe promote its products through ELEAGUE’s digital, social, and television channels and host live activations and on-site competitions at ELEAGUE events. Esports Insider says: The partnership will allow great exposure for the Gears of War esports scene, especially with it being the first to showcase Gears 5 multiplayer gameplay. Allowing viewers the opportunity to get a backstage look at the tournament could open up the scene for potential new players. Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more