Popular game Rocket League will no longer feature loot boxes of the standard format, i.e. players will know what they’re buying if they decide to purchase anything in-game.
There will be a major betting facility inside Washington stadium and it will be accessible by players who don't hold tickets for particular events. This will be the first venue of this sort in all of US.
Two very large gambling operators are set to merge in the upcoming period. It has been announced that Flutter Entertainment will acquire The Stars Group which owns PokerStars.
DraftKings signed a DFS partnership deal with the NFL. Sources claim that a sports betting deal between the two parties remains a possibility.
Many US states are aiming to legalise sports betting. Some have already done it and it seems that Michigan might be the next state to legalise sports betting. The effort to legalise sports betting has been halted in Ohio, but it will probably have to wait until next year.
The UK Parliament, i.e. the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee discussed loot boxes and their status. It appears that lawmakers all agree that loot boxes are gambling and that the Government should take extra measures to ensure that children are protected.
Representatives of leading UK gambling and betting operators went to Westminster where they participated in an event organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group that deals with these issues. MPs were pushing for answers as operators were responsive and agreed with many of the points raised by participating MPs.
The UKGC is set to endorse Gamstop, a platform that will enable punters to exclude themselves from all betting and gambling sites registered to offer their services in the UK.