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    The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has published the outcome of the first part of its investigation, launched on 4 September, into the historical exploitation of the so-called ‘spectator bug’ used by some Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) coaches.

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    The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence on loot boxes, with the aim of establishing whether the video game features encourage or lead to problem gambling.

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    Bayes Holding, the company formerly known as Dojo Madness, has secured $6m in new funding from a number of high profile US investors, which will be used to further expand its data and content solutions.

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    Online gambling operator Betway has further enhanced its commercial portfolio by entering into a partnership with Peruvian Dota 2 esports team Beastcoast.

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    Esports betting operator Unikrn has agreed a settlement worth $6.1m with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after it was found to have carried out an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) of digital asset securities.

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    Esports Entertainment Group has forecast revenue of $13.0m (10.0m/€10.9m) for its 2021 fiscal year, the first year in which the esports betting operator will be able to post revenue.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has completed its acquisition technology assets from mobile gaming studio Flip Sports for an undisclosed amount.

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    Guild Esports, a new esports business co-owned by football star David Beckham, has announced plans to float on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

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    The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has launched a new inquiry into the potential exploitation of an in-game bug that allowed esports players to gain an advantage in matches as far back as 2016.

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    The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has said that it is nearing the end of a wide-ranging probe into alleged match-fixing within the Mountain Dew League (MDL) esports competition, saying it has carried out 15 investigations into the matter.

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    Three Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team coaches have been issued with professional bans for cheating after they were found to exploited an in-game bug to gain an advantage in matches.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has entered into a multi-year partnership with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, that will see it enter New Jersey’s sports betting market.

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    The emergence of new forms of gambling such as loot boxes could lead to a rise in the number of young people gambling and potentially increase cases of gambling-related harm in the future, according to a report published by the New South Wales (NSW) Office of Responsible Gambling in Australia.

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    Esports Entertainment Group has expanded its partnership with Dignitas, the esports vertical of digital sports and media business New Meta Entertainment (NME).

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    State-owned Swedish operator Svenska Spel has announced a new partnership alongside the Swedish Ice Hockey Association and Swedish Esports Association (SESF), to become the sponsors of the 2020 Swedish eHockey Championship.

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    Puerto Rico has taken a step towards launching legal sports betting over a year after legalizing the vertical, beginning a 30-day consultation on sports betting regulations developed in partnership with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).

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    The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has joined forces with Unison on a new initiative to provide members of the UK trade union with expert training on gambling and related harms.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire certain assets of mobile games studio Flip Sports.

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    Allied Esports Entertainment, the group that includes World Poker Tour (WPT), has reported a comprehensive loss of $10.9m (£8.3m/€9.3m) for the second quarter, after its revenue was hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown of certain esports events.

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    Esports Entertainment Group has completed the acquisition of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment and its operating subsidiaries for an undisclosed amount.

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