Esports commonly see under-18s watching tournaments and playing games like CSGO. Esports betting sites have been struggling with determining the age of esports gamblers. GameScoreKeeper has developed a new verification method to combat this issue.
GameScoreKeeper referred to the winner of the Fortnite World Cup, 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf and evidently shows the importance of age verification in the world of esports.
The esports betting solutions provider also highlighted the importance of bookmakers and betting sites complying with regulations especially in the esports industry.
Countries like Spain and Sweden have introduced laws that prohibit betting on teams that have a majority of under 18s athletes.
GameScoreKeeper confirmed that Betway would be using the product in order to easily comply with regulations.
Betway has shown their interest within the new technology and has become one of the first customers, with Adam Savindo, Head of Esports at Betway, saying, “We are committed to providing the widest selection of markets on esports while at the same time ensuring all bets live up to our strict responsible policies and comply with the regulation on athletes’ age. The Player Age Service from GameScorekeeper ensures that we can maintain this efficiently.”
The system covers over 95 percent of CSGO teams, says the esports betting solutions provider. And the system allows them to transparently see the ages of teams and have reliable data on the teams to comply with regulations.
At the moment, the esports industry has seen an increase in demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with many suggesting that it may outpace the sports industry.
With the COVID-19 outbreak, the sports betting industry has also looked on the esports industry to replace a large decrease in bets due to event cancellations.
The technology can allow betting sites to suspend bets on a specific team if that team has a high level of under 18s. Brands like Unikrn have complied with many regulations and shown in this Unikrn Review by EsportsJunkie shows how much they are complying with regulations. The evidence for the demand for this product is clear within the esports industry.
This product allows bookmakers to easily comply with on-going regulations and GameScoreKeeper will constantly update the system meaning that all betting sites are constantly complying with new regulations.