UK Gambling commission to crack down on third party Gambling sites

The Gambling Commission’s annual report has finally come out and brought out the problem of skin betting among children as young as 11 years old. Skin betting is a form of gambling and ‘esports betting’ on match outcomes in esports. With a huge chunk of the money invested into esports by the regular player being a part of this skin betting, we are slowly witnessing a social phenomenon.

In recent months many favorite esports betting websites have committed to a regulator like ESIC or a gambling commission.

Skin betting often results in untoward results on part of the young children whose minds are moulded according to these outcomes.

The report found that:

  • 45% of 11-16 year-olds were aware of “skin betting
  • 11% of 11-16 year-olds had placed bets using in-game items
  • 59% of boys knew about the activity compared with 31% of girls

This article was first reported on BBC.com and features different problems with having children betting via skins.