Unikrn: Underage Gambling in Video Games Needs to Stop

National Video Games Examiner Patrick Hickey Jr. chats with Unikrn CEO, Founder and former Microsoft employee Rahul Sood, who discusses current trends in eSports betting and how new regulations need to be created to keep kids off the virtual wagering table.

Patrick Hickey Jr.: Why is eSports betting a mess?

Rahul Sood: It’s not necessarily eSports betting as much as it is underage gambling on video games. It is happening everywhere gamers are betting their in-game virtual items against each other on unregulated websites around the world. These sites are not policed, not blocked, not licensed, not regulated. On top of this, there are people with large followings who “stream” their gambling online for anyone to watch (including kids).

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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