Emerging trends and regulatory uncertainty

Emerging trends and regulatory uncertainty

Close up of hand playing Pokemon GO on smartphone

by Melanie Ellis, Senior Associate

by Melanie Ellis, Senior Associate

Advances in technology and new trends in gaming present challenges for those seeking to determine where new gambling products fit into the regulatory environment. One issue currently being considered is how participating in video games for prizes (eSports) and also betting on the outcome of these games should be regulated. Looking at the recent success of the mobile game Pokémon Go, could augmented reality gambling products be the next big thing?

In this article for Casino & Gaming International Magazine I consider these issues in more detail.